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C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:41 pm

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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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Mon Dec 24, 2001 1:57 am

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.
 
Rene
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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Mon Dec 24, 2001 2:01 am

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
 
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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Mon Dec 24, 2001 7:16 am

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

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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Tue Dec 25, 2001 1:52 am

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.
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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:50 pm

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!
 
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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Sat Dec 29, 2001 4:41 am

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.
 
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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Sat Dec 29, 2001 8:45 am

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.
 
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RE: C-141 Wing Colapse/grounding

Sat Dec 29, 2001 9:18 pm

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


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