A KC-135 tanker assigned to McConnell AFB, Kan., had to make an emergency landing on the Spanish island of Mallorca on Monday due to a suspected fuel leak, reported Stars and Stripes. The tanker touched down at Sol San Juan airport in Palma de Mallorca on the Mediterranean island off of Spain’s eastern coast. There were no reported injuries and the airplane was expected to leave the airport upon completion of repairs, according to the newspaper’s Sept. 30 report, which cited an Air Force official and a statement from the US embassy in Madrid. The tanker had taken off from the Spanish air base at Moron in southern Spain, outside of Seville.
The Pentagon awarded a contract worth over $2 billion for the next batch of F-35 engines to Pratt & Whitney on June 5. The deal for Lot 17 F135 engines, totaling $2.02 billion, is expected to be completed by December 2025.