Plane carrying cadets makes safe emergency landing

December 1, 2013 • State News

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A plane carrying several cadets and officers from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs made a safe emergency landing in the northern New Mexico city of Las [auth] Vegas due to ice build-up on the aircraft.

The Las Vegas Optic reports ( that the cadets and officers made the unexpected stop Saturday morning as they were making their way to Tucson on a training trip.

The crew expected light ice, but then the ice started to build up more rapidly near Las Vegas.

Eventually, there were two to three inches of ice build-up on the plane.

The group of nine had their trip to Tucson for training postponed for a couple of days as their plane remained grounded due to the blistering cold weather.

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