ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145343
Last updated: 16 January 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic C17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 07-7189
C/n / msn: F-206/P-189
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shank, Logar Province -   Afghanistan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kuwait International Airport
Destination airport:FOB Shank
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.




Revision history:

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 occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2014 18:52 Greg Updated [Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description