An engine malfunction led to a C-17 Globemaster cargo catching fire at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
On Jan. 7, a C-17 Globemaster III with the 445th Airlift Wing caught fire upon engine start at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
The air crew shut off the engine and the fire was quickly extinguished by the base Fire Emergency Services.
A base service member took the above image which shows the plane’s right wing engulfed by flames.
The extent of the damage is unclear: according to the 445 AW spokesperson, the damage is estimated at 300,000 USD whereas a memo of the firefighters at WPAFB obtained by 2 NEWS says damage at the airlifter is estimated at 1.5M USD.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force