747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2463 posts, RR: 15 Posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8232 times:
At the homepage of the US army:
"7th Engineer Battalion assists Boeing, Air Force in moving damaged C-17 in Afghanistan".
Apparently on Jan. 23, a C-17 airplane overshot the runway at Forward Operating Base Shank, Logar Province, Afghanistan. The airplane's front landing gear and underbelly were damaged.. The airplane came to rest beyond the runway on the other side of a wadi. The final crash site put the airplane in a position where the Air Force and Boeing had to make an important decision: whether the $218 million plane would be salvaged for parts or recovered and repaired.
Soldiers assigned to 7th Engineer Battalion assisted Boeing and U.S. Air Force personnel with moving the damaged airplane at April 16 to a temporary repair location.