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Flights once again taking off at MKE airport after emergency landing

Posted: 2:50 PM, May 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-31 08:19:46-04

UPDATE: Flights are once again taking off from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport after a military plane made an emergency landing.

The airport said that a lighting strike forced the KC-135 to land with two blown out tires.

There's no word yet if anyone was hurt. 


MILWAUKEE -- A military plane has arrived safely at General Mitchell International Airport after an in-flight emergency forced it to land, according to the 128th Air Refueling Wing.

Tower cam footage showed several emergency vehicles assisting the KC-135 plane on the runway. Two tires were blown out upon landing.

Because the airplane is currently disabled on the on the runway, the airport will be closed to all incoming and departing flights for at least an hour, the 128th says. The other primary runway was already closed due to ongoing construction.

There's no word yet on why caused the emergency, or if anyone on board was hurt.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.