Tue, Feb 03, 2009
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
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.
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