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Giant Air National Guard C-5 Crashes

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posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 08:33 AM
An enourmous Air National Guard C-5 Galaxy crashed when attempting to land at Dove Air Force Base in Dover, Deleware Monday morning. There were 17 people on board the aircraft when it broke into 3 pieces upon crash landing in a field. There were no immediate reports of casualties or fatalities, however about ten crew were taken to the hospital. A hospital spokeswoman stated that some of the patients are "walking wounded."
The C-5 can carry 270,000 tons of cargo almost 2,500 miles on one load of fuel. The C-5's wingspan is 28 feet wider than a 747 and the military jet is 16 feet longer than the civilian airliner.

The crew of the C-5 Galaxy, the largest aircraft in the U.S. military inventory, declared an in-flight emergency and came down short of the runway at Dover about 6:30 a.m., officials told CNN.

Television images showed the plane had broken into at least three pieces, with the cockpit separated at a right angle from the rest of the fuselage. The broken-off tail assembly was several hundred yards away, AP reported.

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This is the largest air crash that I have heard about in a long time, certinally not the most fatal, but this aircraft is massive. In the video included in the article, one can see just how it dwarfs the large fire apparatus and the people walking around it. Hopefully, no one was seriously injured.

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[edit on 4/3/2006 by UnMature]

[edit on 5-4-2006 by asala]

posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 08:37 AM

posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:03 AM
CNN's load figures of 270,000 tons is a touch optimistic.

270,000 pounds is more like it.

It's flat amazing sometimes how far off our news sources are.
Granted, a simple mistake here, but think about the things you're expert in and think back to how many times incorrect information about that was printed....


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