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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.29.12)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"We were out here every day busting butt moving dirt and filling the areas needed to hold the weight of the huge bird, plus the equipment needed to pull the aircraft from its location to the objective."

Source: Army Sgt. Dennis Stout, the project non-commissioned officer in charge of personnel and equipment, after a C-17 Globemaster III, landed and overran a runway due to inclement weather. The landing gear and other critical parts were damaged, but through months of planning and teamwork by the joint forces located on Forward Operating Base Shank in Logan Province, Afghanistan, this 282,500-pound aircraft was moved with no incidents from its location after the crash to a site where the service members and Boeing employees could get the aircraft back to operational readiness.

FMI: www.af.mil, www.boeing.com

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