B-29 bomber makes emergency landing at Tulsa airport

Tuesday, October 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- The world's last flying B-29 bomber made an emergency landing today at Tulsa International Airport.

Officials says one of its four engines caught fire. No one aboard the bomber was hurt and the aircraft landed safely.

Officials say damage was minor.

The plane was in Tulsa as part of a nationwide fund-raising tour.

The fire won't keep the plane from being on public display tomorrow and Wednesday. Its departure from Tulsa, however, will be delayed indefinitely while crews repair the engine.

B-29s dropped the world's first two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending World War II.

The bomber also introduced several technological breakthroughs that revolutionized aviation, including the world's first pressurized cabin and the first autopilot.