U.S. bomber waiting for clearance after emergency landing
A U.S. Air Force bomber which made an emergency landing Saturday night at Melbourne Airport was still waiting for a take-off clearance, a spokeswoman at the Melbourne Airport said on Sunday.
The B1B Lancer bomber, which was on its way to the Australian International Airshow held in Melbourne, landed about 9.25 p.m. local time on Saturday after reporting problems with its landing gear, Xinhua reported.
Australian Associated Press quoted Melbourne Airport spokeswoman Emma Stenhouse as saying the bomber was scheduled to land there and alerted authorities of a problem on its approach. A full emergency services response was activated but the plane landed without incident.
Police say there was no disruption to airport services and no flights were delayed.