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Last updated: 17 June 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 8 January 2004
Time:06:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-5B Galaxy
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 85-0010
C/n / msn: 500-96
First flight:
Engines: 4 General Electric TF39-GE-1C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Baghdad International Airport (SDA) (   Iraq)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Iraq
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 4 engine was reportedly hit by a surface-to-air missile. The crew reported excessive engine vibrations and declared an emergency. The plane returned to the airport and landed safely.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» AFP
» Scramble 299


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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