NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A C-17 plane declared an in-flight emergency Tuesday afternoon as it tried to land at Charleston International Airport.
The Air Force confirmed that the nose gear on a C-17 plane was not working properly and the crew declared an emergency as a result. After circling the airport, the four-man crew was able to get the landing gear down and locked.
The plane began having trouble just after 4 p.m. and was able to land safely about 45 minutes later.
Charleston Air Force base is the largest C-17 base in the U.S. There are around 50 C-17s based out of the Lowcountry. The C-17 plane carries about 200,000 pounds of fuel.