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Datum:woensdag 29 augustus 1990
Tijd:12:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic C5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 68-0228
Constructienummer: 500-0031
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 4 General Electric TF39
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Ramstein AFB (RMS) (   Duitsland)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ramstein AFB (RMS/ETAR), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Duitsland
Beschrijving:
The C-5 Galaxy was en route to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, carrying medical supplies, food and aircraft maintenance equipment for U.S. troops sent to Saudi Arabia following the Aug. 2 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. An intermediate stop was planned at Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF), Germany to have a fuel leak repaired.
Immediately after lifting off the runway at Ramstein (RMS), the airplane stopped accelerating at a speed of 161 kts. It stopped climbing at 50-100 feet and the crew members experienced severe buffeting of the airplane. The left wing dropped and contacted a large pine tree, ripping off the no. 1 engine. The C-5 rolled left and crashed. Investigators concluded that the there had been an uncommanded and inadvertent deployment of the no. 1 engine thrust reverser during takeoff.

Bronnen:
» Mike Miller (E-mail, 19-2-2012)
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 17 Dec. 1990


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photo of Lockheed-C-5A-Galaxy-68-0228
accident date: 29-08-1990
type: Lockheed C-5A Galaxy
registration: 68-0228
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ramstein AFB en Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB bedraagt 96 km (60 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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