USAF cargo jet makes emergency landing

A USAF C-5 Galaxy jet landed after losing cabin pressure Saturday (Photo courtesy: WBZ-TV)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A massive U.S. military transport plane has made an emergency landing at its home base in western Massachusetts after losing cabin pressure while flying over the Atlantic Ocean as it travelled from Germany to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Master Sgt. Tim Huffman says the C-5 plane landed safely at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Huffman says none of the 25 crews and passengers onboard the aircraft were injured.

He says the plane lost cabin pressure shortly after 11 a.m. while flying from Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

The incident prompted the military to deploy fire and emergency vehicles at Pease Air National Guard Base, Portsmouth, N.H.; Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass.; and Westover Air Reserve Base.

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