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July 23, 2012 at 4:40am

C-17 makes unscheduled landing at airport near Tampa

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) -- A C-17 Globemaster III carrying 23 passengers, plus a crew of 19, landed at Peter O. Knight airport near Tampa, Fla., rather than at the planned destination of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.,  about four miles away.

The aircraft, flying in support of U.S. Central Command, was apparently undamaged and there were no injuries.

There appears to be no damage to the airfield. In concert with airfield officials, the Air Force is planning to move the aircraft to allow Peter O. Knight airport to re-open.

The incident is under investigation.

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