Air Force Jet Lands in Houston, Smoke in Cockpit

A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California following maintenance has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Mallory Thornton said Friday that the four-person crew evacuated the KC-10 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Thornton said nobody was hurt in Thursday afternoon's incident involving a plane from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.

A Travis spokesman said the jet had been returning to California following maintenance at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The military jet remained in Houston on Friday as crews sought the source of the smoke.

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