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U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker went off the runway in Rovaniemi

Air Force
Publication date 16.6.2021 17.53 | Published in English on 16.6.2021 at 18.30
Press release
U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker air fueling aircraft in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Challenge Exercise 21. The aircraft is taxiing. Behind the KC-135 is Rovaniemi airport.
U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker air fueling aircraft in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Challenge Exercise 21. Stock image: FINAF / Anne Torvinen

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker taking part in the Arctic Challenge Exercise 21 went off the runaway today in the afternoon in Rovaniemi. No one was injured.

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker went off the runway in Rovaniemi after landing to the northern end of the runway. Due to the incident, the runway is closed. All other aircraft landed safely.

Update June 17: The aircraft has been moved from the northern end of the runway.

Additional information: Lapland Air Command Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Jussi Ylimartimo, telephone +358 299 800 (operator).