Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Pilot Makes Emergency Landing

One of the jets from the Blue Angels demo team, made an emergency landing on the 22th of January during training at the Naval Air Facility El Centro, California. The offical announcement is the following:

The mishap occurred when the F/A-18 Hornet’s main landing gear did not extend on approach to the airfield following a training flight.

The pilot landed the aircraft with no injury to himself or ground personnel, and at no time were any other personnel or spectators in danger.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

The Blue Angels are conducting winter training at NAF El Centro through mid-March in preparation for the upcoming air show season. –

The offical site also ads, that the team will perform at 32 different locations in the year 2019.

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