Kansas Air Refueling Wing mission to Puerto Rico postponed

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A relief mission to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has been postponed.

Six airmen from the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, in Topeka headed out Thursday afternoon aboard a KC-135 air refueling tanker on another mission to bring help to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The Kansas Air National Guard said the flight was cancelled shortly after take off due to landing gear issues.

They will now be deploying on Friday.

The original plan was fly to South Carolina to pick up cargo and military passengers and then take hem to Puerto Rico.

KSNT News Reporter Jared Thompson was on board for the ride on Thursday. For updates follow him on Facebook and on Twitter.

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