HORNET MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT RAAF WILLIAMTOWN

A RAAF Hornet has made a successful emergency landing at the Williamtown RAAF base.

The pilot requested a return to base just after 11 o’clock this morning, when a warning indicator was activated on the aircraft.

Emergency ground crews were scrambling, while the Hornet dumped fuel out to sea as a pracaution before making its approach.

A landing hook on the Hornet was deployed to catch runway arrestor cables to help slow the aircraft on touch down.

The aircraft landed without further incident.

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