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C17 Recovered After Runway Overrun.

Wed May 09, 2012 12:06 pm

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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RE: C17 Recovered After Runway Overrun.

Wed May 09, 2012 10:31 pm

 
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RE: C17 Recovered After Runway Overrun.

Sat May 12, 2012 1:03 pm

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.
 
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RE: C17 Recovered After Runway Overrun.

Sat May 19, 2012 12:51 pm

Thanks for the correction, Galaxy5007

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