March 3, 2005 (by Lieven Dewitte) - An F-16 fighter jet landed safely at the Albuquerque Sunport on Wednesday after reportedly getting into some trouble during take off.
USAF F-16C block 30 #85-1453 of the 188th FS caught on film at London, Ontario. [Photo by Frank Ertl]
The Air National Guard plane blew a tire on take off just before noon. Emergency vehicles were on standby for the landing and no-one was hurt in the event.
The F-16 belonged the 188th FS
, based at Kirtland AFB
. This unit flies the Big Mouth F-16C block 30
. They also have a number of F-16C Block 30s stationned at Fort Bliss to support the tactical training mission.