Jul 23, 2010 11:40 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
The search has resumed for two empty fuel tanks that were jettisoned from an F-16 during an in-flight emergency over Colorado.
The jet landed safely at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs. No injuries were reported.
Officials say the plane was 24,000 feet over Elbert County when the pilot released the tanks Thursday. The county is roughly 20 miles southeast of Denver.
Air Force and county officials searched for a second day on Friday. An Army National Guard helicopter looked Thursday. Air Force Maj. Nicole David says the impact of the fall may have buried the tanks in the ground, and they may never be found. The nature of the F-16's emergency hasn't been released.
The jet is attached to the Air National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base in suburban Denver.