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Rough landing at Des Moines airport

DES MOINES (KWWL)-- An F-16 made a rough landing at the Des Moines International Airport Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:30 the jet's pilot told air traffic controllers that the jet had lost its brakes.

The jet hovered between Sioux City and Des Moines to burn off fuel in case of a rough landing.

As the jet approached the airport, a cable was set up across the runway. When a clip on the jet grabbed the cable, it brought the jet to an immediate stop.

The pilot was the only person on the jet. He was not hurt.

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