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F-16 emergency lands at Altantic City IAP

March 4, 2010 (by Asif Shamim) - An F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing made an emergency landing at Atlantic City International Airport causing it to shutdown for 2 hours.

Tail detail of USAF F-16C block 25 #83-1148 with markings of the 177th FW. [Photo by Jake Melampy]

The F-16 came to halt at the intersection of two runways after declaring an emergency due to an electrical problem.

The incident was reported after 11.00h local time according to South Jersey Transportation Authority spokeswoman Sharon Gordon and was confirmed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Some local flights for Spirit Airlines had to be diverted to other airports in the region.

Officials analysed the F-16 and what caused the electrical problem, before moving the plane to undisclosed location. The runways reopened around 13.00h.

The 177th Fighter Wing is based out of Atlantic City International Airport. The pilot of the F-16 was not reported to be injured during the emergency landing.