— Authorities are investigating after a military plane was
forced to make an emergency landing at Mitchell International
Airport due to mechanical issues.
An official with
the Wisconsin Air National Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing says a
KC-135 Stratotanker returned to the airport Tuesday night in the
midst of a training mission after crew members noticed smoke and
fumes in the cockpit. Master Sgt. Tom Sobczyk says no injuries
were reported and the aircraft landed safely at the airport just
before 9 p.m.
Officials say the
smoke and fumes were caused by a battery charger that failed. An
investigation into the incident will attempt to determine why the