U.S. military jet lands safely in England after in-flight emergency

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Posted: Apr 29, 2015 2:42 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force refueling jet has landed safely at its base in England, RAF Mildenhall, after experiencing an in-flight emergency, the Air Force unit that operates the aircraft said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker with call sign QUID 72 returned safely at 1:20 a.m. (0020 GMT), an hour after the emergency, according to the statement from the 100th Air Refueling Wing.

The statement gave no further details about the emergency.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Louise Ireland)