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Air Force C-17 Crashes At Elmendorf AFB In Alaska  
User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26826 times:

According to CBS affiliate KTVA smoke can be seen rising. No extra info yet.
Three in three days to complete it.
Source : http://nycaviation.com/2010/07/28/c-...lmendorf-air-force-base-in-alaska/

[Edited 2010-07-28 20:50:26]


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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26776 times:

God, they come in 3's! This time in rapid fire!

http://www.adn.com/2010/07/28/138572...o-plane-reported-down-on-base.html

4 dead from tweets so far.

(Wondering when people are going to start making MD-11 C-17 flaw comparisons,  sarcastic  )

UAL

[Edited 2010-07-28 21:00:12]

User currently offlinenetjets21 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26696 times:

That's terrible news, I had some friends that drove threw Anchorage a few hours ago. RIP to all involved in the accident!

User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3607 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26695 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
Wondering when people are going to start making MD-11 C-17 flaw comparisons

Probably about as quickly as people put forth the "they come in threes" superstition...



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26662 times:

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 3):
Probably about as quickly as people put forth the "they come in threes" superstition...

That was tongue in cheek, lighten up. Though I do expect an onslaught of MD bashing to start.

UAL


User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 496 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26662 times:

I had just posted a reply to the thread in the military aviation forum so I'll put it here as well.


This is sad, my brother had just landed his P-3 and saw the bird on her way to the runway. As he exited the aircraft after shutdown, there was a huge fireball just off of the end of the runway. The aircraft he saw was an Elmendorf bird for sure, he noticed because he commented that it had a wing light out during taxi.

I hope there are survivors but it sounds like there was quite an impact. I wonder how this will impact the airshow this week, it will certainly put a damper on the festivities.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26556 times:

Not good.    Prayers for my fellow Airmen and their families.

EDIT: Nothing posted on the Air Force's home news page or on the Elmendorf AFB home page about the incident at this time.

[Edited 2010-07-28 21:16:16]

User currently offlinerolypolyman From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26407 times:

Does this mark the first hull loss of the C-17 fleet?

User currently onlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26374 times:

Might be the bad luck from YQL, if this is the same C-17 that was here last week for our airshow. First our CF-18 now this. My condolences to the families.


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User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 496 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26292 times:

Quoting rolypolyman (Reply 7):

I think it is the first hull loss. There was a close call with a Charleston C-17 that landed with the gear up in Afghanistan I believe??? (several years ago). There was extensive damage to the airframe particularly the belly and under floor access below the cargo deck. Boeing worked on site to essentially rebuild the aircraft and it is still flying today.....rumor has it that it flies funny with a permenant yaw....dont know if that true or not.



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User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 496 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 26184 times:

Here is a link to information about the gear-up landing that took place a few years ago with pictures. There was also a C-17 struck by a surface to air missle a few years back and an engine was destroyed but as far as I can tell, this is the first C-17 hull loss.



http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/05/airforce_c17_bagram_050809/



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User currently offlineComairguycvg From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 26021 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
God, they come in 3's! This time in rapid fire!

This was the 5th wasn't it? The Canadian F-18 that crashed during airshow practice, the Lufthansa MD-11, the Airblue A321, the Jack Roush Premier 1, and now the C-17.  

[Edited 2010-07-28 22:10:18]

User currently offlineHotelDJRomeo From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 25979 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
God, they come in 3's!

We've had 3 today alone, and by my count, we're at 5 high-profile hull-losses in the last week:

Friday, July 23: CF-18 crashes during air show practice in Lethbridge, Alberta - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...crashes-in-alberta/article1649943/

Tuesday, July 27: Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F at Riyadh - http://avherald.com/h?article=42edca16&opt=0

Wednesday, July 28: Airblue A321 in Pakistan - http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/216015.asp

July 28: Roush's Beech Premier at Oshkosh - http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/jack-ro...-crashes-oshkosh/story?id=11269850

July 28 - USAF C-17 at Elmendorf.

Rough week.

RIP to all who were lost, and a speedy recovery to the injured.



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User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 496 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 25957 times:

Bad week for sure.

I feel for all of the families at Elmendorf who are waiting to hear if their loved ones are safe....its a gutt-wrenching feeling.

[Edited 2010-07-28 22:17:34]


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User currently offlinej0rdan From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 25740 times:

Quoting HotelDJRomeo (Reply 12):
July 28: Roush's Beech Premier at Oshkosh - http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/jack-ro...69850



To nitpick, this happened yesterday (July 27), therefore only 2 incidents today.


Praying for those involved.


jordan


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 25677 times:

My cousin is stationed at the AFB in ANC, and I have no idea if he was involved or not.

I don't know much about what he does for them or just know that he is stationed up there. He does do flying around the base, and not sure if this was his plane.

I am supposed to go visit him next month. Little worried right now.

Alex



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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12386 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 25529 times:
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Plane Down At Elmendorf AFB (by ANCsupercub Jul 28 2010 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)



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