22 Feb 2012

Hydraulic issues said to have caused CNMI emergency landing

11:30 am on 22 February 2012

The U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon fighter that made an emergency landing on the Saipan international Airport yesterday morning reportedly had hydraulic issues.

Two flights were also cancelled yesterday following the mishap at the airport.

There was no reported damage to the airfield while damage to the aircraft was unknown.

The two flights are expected to resume today, while it is estimated the runway will be reopened tonight when all necessary work is completed.