NH air traffic controllers honored for helping Vt. F-16 land safely

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) Three air traffic controllers in New Hampshire are being honored for saving an F-16 aircraft and its pilot from danger in 2018.

Poor weather prevented the aircraft from landing at its home base in Burlington, Vermont, and it only had enough fuel left for 15 minutes of flight.

The air traffic controllers based in Nashua worked to come up with a plan to quickly divert a flight of KC-135 refueling tankers to refuel the plane and secure a different place for it land on Nov. 20, 2018.

The F-16 landed safely in Syracuse, New York.

The air traffic controllers were being honored Thursday by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

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