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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147837
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Time:early mornin
Type:Silhouette image of generic C17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bagram Airfield -   Afghanistan
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Bagram Airfield
Destination airport:Bagram Airfield
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.

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.


Revision history:

21-Aug-2012 05:55 gerard57 Added
21-Aug-2012 07:47 gerard57 Updated [Damage]

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