Flights delayed after military plane makes emergency landing at Milwaukee airport

Planes blocked from landing, taking off
Flights delayed after military plane makes emergency landing at Milwaukee airport

A military airplane has made a safe emergency landing in Milwaukee.

A spokesman for the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing says the crew landed safely and exited at Mitchell International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

If you’re flying out this afternoon (or picking up an arriving passenger), be advised that flights are delayed for about an hour due to a disabled military aircraft. We ask for your patience as aircraft maintenance crews work to get this aircraft fixed & moved off the runway ASAP

— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) May 30, 2018

The KC-135 aircraft blew out two of its tires as it landed. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports emergency vehicles surrounded the plane after it came to a stop.

The runway was temporarily closed. The plane was towed off the runway at 4 p.m., and the runway reopened and the airport resumed normal operations.

The Air Guard spokesman says the cause of the emergency will be investigated.