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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160496
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 96-0006
MSN: 50042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vestmannaeyjar Airport -   Iceland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Vestmannaeyjar Airport
Upon landing, the plane encountered a landing gear failure.

Air Force accident investigation board later determined that the accident occurred due to the failure of the trunnion collar spud of the main landing gear, caused by a technique used to clean the component. Damage to the right main landing gear was substantial, and was classified as a determined a Class A mishap. A Class A mishap involve damages worth at least $1 million.



Photo of 96-0006 courtesy

Berlin - Brandenburg (EDDB / BER)
9 June 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

14-Sep-2013 09:35 gerard57 Added
30-Apr-2021 18:30 airhistory Updated [Cn]

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