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Last updated: 25 February 2020
Date:Monday 25 May 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 67-0172
C/n / msn: 500-0011
First flight:
Engines: 4 General Electric TF39
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Palmdale Air Force Base, CA (PMD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Palmdale AFB, CA (PMD/KPMD), United States of America
Destination airport:?
A fire broke out in the cargo compartment as the C-5 Galaxy was taxiing. The five crew members evacuated and fire services battled the flames. About 45 minutes after C-5 caught fire, it started rolling and ran into two fire trucks, catching one truck with each wing.



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