A compressor stall forced the Navy crew of a P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to request an emergency landing at an Air Force base in the Pacific earlier this month, according to a recent Naval Safety Center accident report.
"There were no injuries and the landing was safe," Boyle said in a statement. The incident is under investigation, he said.
The Safety Center labeled the event as a Class A mishap, a category that includes fatalities, severe damage totaling $2 million or more or a complete loss of the aircraft.
The intelligence-gathering aircraft is a Boeing-made adaptation of its 737 commercial aircraft.
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