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C-17 Class 26 In Turkey Any News  
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

i heard that a C-17 is Class 26'd in tukey after a hard landing in another place. anyone have anymore info on this?


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Interesting. What is "class 26"? I gather it means damaged, but to what extent (W/O)?

T.J.

And does this mean I can add it to my list?



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User currently offlineC17loadmstr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

You heard correct.
It was my understanding that there were two large cracks in the main gear. (one per side)  Sad It sat at least the 2 weeks I was there before a MRT team brought in the parts. Should be back at McChord by now.



User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

i heard from flight safety a few days ago that the C-17 in turkey has major structural damage and that Boeing says its no longer flyable and should be written off. ( class 26 )


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineC17loadmstr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1877 times:

I haven't heard anything like that. Of course I've been out flying all week so I'm not always in the know. I will check around for a more definitive answer.

It would be a shame if that were the case, all we need now is some stupid investigation into what's wrong and "is the whole fleet affected?" I'd imagine that it no longer in Turkey and has made it's way home to TCM. Of course, if what you say is true, I wouldn't want to be crew that had to fly it.



User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

anymore news on this yet, ive heard there are 3 barnies now that have been totally dorked up


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineC17loadmstr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Not that I've heard. I've been out of the loop lately (not flying the system). I guess it was all a matter of time before someone dorked one up. They're literally getting trounced out there. The 781's in some of them is like reading the NY Times. Big grin

I'll give a follow up when I hear something.



User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

i hear that, it takes about 20 mins just to go through the forms on our planes too. the maintenance guys wont even change light bulbs now, they just write them up.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineJohnM From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Oh give me a break Galaxy 5!

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

"The 781's in some of them is like reading the NY Times. "

Amen to that, we are the same in AWACS though most mission stuff gets fixed fast as we can't go onstation for 16+ hours without it  Big grin , though the write ups can be long, we have more hours on our 25 year old airframes than Buffs.

Ciao and Hook 'em,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

What? hey JohnM can you dispute what i said, just go out and look at a set of Forms on the Dover AFB flight line and you'll see what im talking about. light bulbs written up as burnt out, screws written up this missing or broke that missing or broke. yet they wont replace a thing.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineJohnM From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

I am for sure not an AGS cheerleader. BUT- there are a lot of people in AGS who bust ass all day long trying to keep probably the most maintenance intensive airplane in the inventory going. And for the record I'm not an APG type, but they get their asses kicked every day out there. One thing you flyers might forget is that we don't have a lot of people stay past one enlistment. So the qualified guys go TDY, become FCC's and that sort of thing. So a lot of what is left is reservists, 3 levels and the civilian and ART workforce. Don't know if you have been around long enough for the Gulf war, but the 781's got ultra ugly for that deal. This is bad, but it has been much worse. Hey want to help us out? When the gear goes up- turn MADAR off!

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