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Tue, Feb 03, 2009

Globemaster Lands Gear-Up In Afghanistan

Second C-17 Landing Incident Since December

Whoops. A C-17 Globemaster III landed gear-up January 30 at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, though at this point it's not clear whether the accident was due to equipment malfunction or a cockpit management misfire.

The Air Force Times reports the Globemaster's crew was able to exit the plane safely, though the incident did spark a small fire. Predictably, there was significant damage to the plane's belly.

The C-17 was assigned to Charleston AFB in South Carolina. The Friday night incident closed the runway at Bagram, though air operations resumed Saturday.

Air Force investigators are now on scene, to determine what happened.

The mishap marked the second time in as many months a C-17 has experienced difficulties returning to Earth. In December, another Charleston-based Globemaster ran off the runway in Kandahar. There were no injuries in that mishap, either.

FMI: www.af.mil

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