Piece of aircraft lands in Pearl neighborhood

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) –A part of an aircraft fell in a Pearl neighborhood Wednesday night.

Around 7:00 p.m. the tail cone cover of a C-17 Globemaster III fell to the ground on Aqua Way during routine local training operations according to LTC Christian Patterson, APR+M, the Director of Public Affairs with the Mississippi Military Department.

The aircraft later landed safely at the 172nd AW.

This incident is currently under investigation.

The aircraft is assigned to Flowood’s 172nd Airlift Wing

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