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Narrative:On 23 January 2012, a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, landed on runway 34R at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shank, Afghanistan. The mishap aircraft (MA) was unable to stop, departed the prepared runway surface, struck an embankment, and came to rest approximately 700 feet from the end of the runway. The MA
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III|
|C/n / msn:|| F-206/P-189|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shank, Logar Province -
|Departure airport:||Kuwait International Airport|
|Destination airport:||FOB Shank|
sustained damage to the landing gear, cargo floor, undercarriage, antennas, and main structural components. There were no passengers, fatalities, significant injuries, or damage to civilian or other military property. The estimated cost to repair the MA is $69.4 million.
Cause: The Mishap Pilot and Mishap CoPilot failed to identify that the landing distance required to
safely stop the aircraft exceeded the runway length.
Substantially Contributing Factor: Failure to assess runway conditions for fixed wing operations at FOB Shank.
http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2012/C-17A_Afghanistan_23%20Jan%202012.pdf http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123299080 http://www.drum.army.mil/mountaineer/Article.aspx?ID=6407 http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Air/Boeing-C-17A-Globemaster/1885389/L/&sid=a9ce3fbdd9e53c03c4e9115dc57a9fe6
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