Navy Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma - A U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury made an emergency landing in Tulsa Tuesday afternoon after reports of a fire on board.
The plane landed at Tulsa International Airport around 3 p.m. and was immediately met by emergency crews.
The flight crew deployed the plane's emergency chutes to get off the aircraft. No injuries were reported.
The E-6 is a converted Boeing 707.
The E-6s are flown by the Navy's Strategic Communications Wing One at Tinker Air Force Base. They're based at Tinker because that allows them easy access to both coasts.
Each aircraft carries two long antennas which allow U.S. military leaders to communicate with the Navy's fleet of ballistic missile submarines while the submarines are submerged.