21 girls from Coleman Middle School and McLane Middle School were onboard a KC-135 when the aircraft had to make an emergency landing at MacDill Air Force Base. The crew detected a possible issue in the bottom pod area only a few minutes after taking off. All passengers safely exited the plane, and it is currently being inspected. The flight was a part of MacDill’s STEAM Day designed to create interest in STEAM fields. Last year’s attendance hit 2,300 students. MacDill has offered to reschedule the STEAM flight if the students and parents would like them to.
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