Local / Virginia

2 Navy jets make emergency landing for fuel at Va. airport

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An official at Norfolk International Airport says two Navy fighter jets on a training mission made successful emergency landings after running low on fuel.

Airport deputy executive director Robert Bowen says the F/A-18 pilots landed Wednesday, Jan 13, at Norfolk International Airport after determining that the runways at two nearby bases weren’t available because of other operations.

Bowen tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1RQsFCX ) that the jets refueled and returned to Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach about two hours later.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.