Training to become more routine for communities

Cannon Connections staff

A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine event across the region.

A Cannon Air Force Base spokesperson confirmed the plane — which had many residents worried and local officials preparing for an emergency — was a U.S. Air Force plane conducting a routine training mission.

The plane is one of two AC-130H Spectre gunships from the 16th Special Operations Squadron (16th SOS) at Hurlburt Field, Fla., now operating out of Cannon Air Force Base, said