US Air Force plane makes emergency landing at Prestwick

A US Air Force jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick airport.

A US Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker in action refuelling a fighter jet. Picture: Creative Commons

The Boeing KC-135, which is used to refuel other military aircraft mid-flight, declared an emergency around 8am this morning.

The large aircraft was 26,202 ft above sea level, between the isles of Jura and Mull, when it signalled for assistance.

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The details of the emergency are unknown.

The plane landed in Prestwick safely around 08:30am.