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EP-3E crew completed security checklist, made a no-flaps landing

The crew of the U.S. Navy EP-3E that made an emergency landing at China's Hainan Island last weekend completed its procedures to erase sensitive data tapes and hard drives before the pilot landed the plane with no flaps, two damaged engines, and no airspeed indicator, The DAILY has learned.

The nose cone of the electronic reconnaissance plane was sheared off, and Pentagon sources confirmed that the pilot therefore had no airspeed indicator. The sources did not know if the pilot had also lost other basic flying instruments housed in the nose cone.


 

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