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C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29884 posts, RR: 58
Posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Hey any of our Air Force guys here have any scuttlebutt on that C-141 that had the wing colapse while fueling?

Rumor has it the 141 fleet is on the ground for the duration at this time....

If that is the case maybe you guys do need those 767 tanker/transports soon

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13297 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

That should ensure that the USAF get those 60 extra C-17s. The 767's will replace the KC-135E's.
But if this is true, then the Pentagon will have to address the large numbers of ageing aircraft in the less sexy support roles.

User currently offlineRene From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Yes, the C-141 fleet has been grounded. More Information here: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-planes-grounded1223dec22.story?coll=sns%2Dap%2Dnation%2Dheadlines

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1286 times:

Look on the bright side: It could have happened in flight!


Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4474 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

I guess that is one bright spot that we can take out of this. Thankfully it was on the ground when this occurred. Hopefully this will allow Congress to see that more C-17s are needed. Hopefully they will station C-17s and the new 767 tankers at McGuire.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineJohnM From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

The story I got was a fuel tank vent was left capped after maintenance. The tank was filled after maint, and the air had no where to go, and presto, you have a popped tank. This is not the first time I have heard of this happening. The reports of the 141s demise are a bit premature. A bad 141 is still better than a good C-17!

User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

I saw it the next morning at MEM. Amazing to see a whole wing just lying on the ground, neatly broken off from the rest of the aircraft.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

The 30 year old C-141Bs are on their way out when the USAF receives the C-17s that it needs to fullfill their airlift role.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29884 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

It looks like a shot of the aircraft has been put up on this site.

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