ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147837
Last updated: 18 June 2013
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Narrative:A rocket fired on a US airbase in Afghanistan early Tuesday 21 August 2012 damaged the aircraft of America's top military officer and wounded two maintenance crew, officers said.
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III|
|Operator:||United States Air Force (USAF)|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Bagram Airfield -
|Departure airport:||Bagram Airfield|
|Destination airport:||Bagram Airfield|
Two rockets struck the vast Bagram air field overnight, with one causing damage to the C-17 used by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, who departed the base later Tuesday 21 August 2012 using another plane.
The C-17 that was hit was parked on the runway along with an array of other aircraft. Two American maintenance crew suffered minor injuries in the attack, officers said.
Shrapnel from the rocket struck the door of the plane while it was parked on the runway.
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