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Nellis-based 'Thunderbird' makes emergency landing in NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A fighter plane belonging to the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron has made an emergency landing at Albuquerque's international airport.

An operations officer at the Albuquerque Sunport says the F-16 Thunderbird landed without incident Thursday morning after having engine problems during a training flight.

The operations officer says the Sunport offered the nearest runway for the pilot to land. It was not immediately clear where the pilot was coming from or where the plane was headed.

The plane was towed to nearby Kirtland Air Force Base so mechanics could take a look at it.

The Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform this weekend in New Jersey as part of the Millville Wheels and Wings Airshow. The team is based at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.