• Tony Bosworth

Hornet jet fighter to make planned emergency landing

Don't panic, it's just a drill. But it could be a bit noisy overhead for a short while.

From around 10 this morning a single F/A-18 A/B Classic Hornet from Number 77 Squadron will carry out an arrested landing at RAAF Base Richmond as part of a base emergency response training activity.

The fighter will land at approximately 10am and remain for around three hours before returning to RAAF Base Williamtown.

The RAAF say:"Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of training activities and Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the community during these training activities. Local residents are asked not to call RAAF Base Richmond for updated timings."

An arrested landing is when the plane is grabbed by an arrestor cable to slow it down.

Picture courtesy of Department of Defence

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