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C-17 Mishap Last Year  
User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 461 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

Have seen some pictures of a C-17 which had a runway over-run last year. Aircraft was back in service October 2006.Damage looked serious and aircraft was repaired.

Couple of questions about the incident.
1.Were did it happen

2. What was the cause

Aircraft involved was 0196

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User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

It was in BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan.
Heres is the link.
http://www.defendamerica.mil/articles/aug2005/a080905wm5.html
So long as she doesnt sink in, this isnt usually a problem as the C-17 can back herself up fully loaded. Very impressive to see...especially when youre in one. This bird had to be dug up and patched up.
Cheers,
Bingo
PS, You may want to have this reposted to the Military Ops Forum before the Forum Police make your life hell...


User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Actually this aircraft was redelivered to the Air Force earlier this last week. They had to replace the lower nose lobe and one of the landing gear pods at the least. They took like two months and patched it back together enough to fly to the US and then they put the rest of it together. It was out of service for 16 months. It has been renamed the Spirit of Enduring Freedom.

User currently offlineSonic67 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Quoting Ulfinator (Reply 2):
They took like two months and patched it back together enough to fly to the US and then they put the rest of it together.

Boeing flew a crew from LB to Afghanistan to make enough repairs to the C-17 to get it flyable again as you mentioned. Then they flew it from Afghanistan to LB with the landing gear down the entire flight low and slow.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Quoting Sonic67 (Reply 3):
Then they flew it from Afghanistan to LB with the landing gear down the entire flight low and slow.

"LB" = "Long Beach" ?
That's quite some distance to fly slower than full speed with gear down ...
Was the a/c making intermediary (fuel-)stops or was it refuelled inflight ?
-HT



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User currently offlineSonic67 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 4):
"LB" = "Long Beach" ?
That's quite some distance to fly slower than full speed with gear down ...
Was the a/c making intermediary (fuel-)stops or was it refuelled inflight ?
-HT

The C-17 made several stops along the way to Long Beach Californa. I was told of some of the stops but I can't remember what they where sorry "short term memory". I can try to find out but it may take some time.

[Edited 2006-11-26 20:16:49]

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Quoting Sonic67 (Reply 5):
was told of some of the stops but I can't remember what they where sorry "short term memory". I can try to find out but it may take some time.

Lajes was probably one of the stops, it seems to be a popular stop for flights between the Middle East and McGuire AFB.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 4):
Was the a/c making intermediary (fuel-)stops or was it refuelled inflight ?
-HT

She most likely had to fly below her normal air refueling airspeed, and a a lower altitude. Unless it is a wartime mission, you do not refuel with either the tanker's or the receiver's landing gear down.


User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

I actually have some pictures of her sitting at Long Bach in that hangar right below the tower. They were replacing the entire underside (it was all that yellow metal and hadn't been painted). They also replaced a few panels going up the side just forward of the wing. I seem to remember it also had the winglets off and maybe some more work on the engines. It was a C-17 from Charleston.

*on Saturday 11/25, I was driving to the USC-ND game and as we were driving by LGB, I saw an AN-124 taxiing in the middle of the airfield. My first time ever seeing one. Flightaware said it left around 9 that night for Colombia. Just thought I'd share.



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User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Once Long Beach is Long Gone, where will they send these birds for future overhauls like this?

User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

196 Stopped through Dover while ferrying back to LB. It was pretty cool looking.

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 8):
I actually have some pictures of her sitting at Long Bach in that hangar right below the tower.

Can you send some to me?

Thanks


User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

Quoting Bingo (Reply 9):
Once Long Beach is Long Gone, where will they send these birds for future overhauls like this?

Don't know for sure but I would think they would go to Boeing's IDS facilities in Witchita, Kansas. That is where they do a lot of overhaul work.


User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

just taking wild guesses but if I had to fly a C-17 that way I wouldnt go through Lajes, it would be more like the Ramstein, Shannon, Bangor route.

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