On Jan. 30, 2009, a C-17A tail number 60002 landed at Bagram air base in Afghanistan with the landing gear retracted. A few days after the mishap I published some interesting pictures showing the damaged aircraft on the runway at Bagram and that post is not only one of the most read of this website, but it is also one of the most commented by visitors (especially from the US). Even if the aircraft accident investigation board issued its final report in May 2009 (as I wrote in a previous post) there is still people providing different versions and explanations of the accident without any knowledge of the evidences collected by the investigation board. For this reason I think that it could be interesting for someone to read at least the executive summary of the above mentioned report (that is available in full version here) by clicking on the thumbnail below.
The following video shows how fuel (and many other things) are usually delivered to ground recovery teams in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Notice what happens at 0:42 s: it looks like something […]
Speculations about the possible causes of the Spanair 5022 crash on Aug. 20 continue. According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, a security camera at Madrid-Barajas airport recorded the MD82 take off. The video, that […]
On May 23, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School conducted its Mobility Forces Exercise, or MAFEX, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Nearly 70 aircraft, primarily consisting of C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 Hercules aircraft, operated in the Nevada Test […]