ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145343
Last updated: 1 September 2014
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Date:23-JAN-2012
Time:12:19
Type:McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III
Owner/operator:USAF
Registration: 07-7189
C/n / msn: F-206/P-189
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shank, Logar Province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuwait International Airport
Destination airport:FOB Shank
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
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.

Sources:
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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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Apr-2012 09:27 mdretallick Added
30-Apr-2012 11:29 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Plane category, ]
04-May-2012 01:46 mdretallick Updated [Location]
04-May-2012 13:49 mdretallick Updated [Date, Source, Narrative]
04-May-2012 13:49 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
20-May-2012 00:56 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2012 00:58 Geno Updated [Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 05:54 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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