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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

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Jet From Beale AFB Goes Off Runway At Mather

Aircraft Blew Two Tires

POSTED: 4:13 pm PST February 15, 2012
UPDATED: 8:15 pm PST February 15, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) -- A T-38 Talon jet that took off from Beale Air Force Base went off the runway at Mather Airport after two of its tires blew out Wednesday afternoon.

Two pilots were doing routine flying missions known as “touch-and-go’s” when one of the aircraft's tires blew during the landing. Crosswinds pushed the aircraft, which caused a second tire to go out, officials said.

No injuries were reported and there was only minor damage to the aircraft.

Safety and maintenance crew members from Beale Air Force Base were at Mather Airport working on the plane Wednesday afternoon.

An investigation into what caused the first tire to go out is under way.

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