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C17 Recovered After Runway Overrun.  
User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2220 posts, RR: 14
Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7404 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.

See : http://ht.ly/aAAR9

Any ideas about the aircraft involved ?

[Edited 2012-05-09 05:56:12]


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12179 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7112 times:

It is C-17A tail # 08-8204 and the incident happened on 23 Jan. 2012 after apparently landing in bad weather.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/singler...6541504493/sizes/l/in/photostream/

http://www.airforce-magazine.com/DRA...2012/C-17DamagedinAfghanistan.aspx

http://www.army.mil/article/78594/


User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6542 times:

Quoting 747classic (Thread starter):
Any ideas about the aircraft involved ?
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
It is C-17A tail # 08-8204 and the incident happened on 23 Jan. 2012

Incorrect. The aircraft involved was tail 07-7189. I am VERY surprised that they kept it so quiet.

Here is a youtube video of the crash story... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osm7PUakORE

8204 is fine and well; it has stopped here a Dover several times in the last 3 months.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12179 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 5698 times:

Thanks for the correction, Galaxy5007

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