A damaged F-111 strike jet has made a precision belly landing at Amberley RAAF base after a four-hour drama which began when it lost one of its wheels. The plane's crew emerged from the aircraft seconds after it slid to a halt on Amberley's runway and ran to safety as firetrucks raced to dump foam on the jet. The plane was slowed by an arrestor hook which caught an aircraft carrier-style wire strung across the runway. The plane's aluminium skin created a spectacular shower of sparks as it slowed to a halt. The strike jet, based at Amberley, lost one of its nose wheels on takeoff and circled at high altitude before attempting to land.

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