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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Date:Tuesday 9 December 2003
Time:ca 04:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 98-0057
MSN: P-57
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Baghdad International Airport (SDA) (   Iraq)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Iraq
Destination airport:?
One of the engines was struck by a surface-to-air missile, causing a fire. The plane returned to the airport and landed safely.

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