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  • C-5 down at Dover AFB, DE

    just heard on the radio, and a small headline on Fox news. 17 people on board, nothing else about injuries.

    http://www.newsday.com/news/nationwo...orld-headlines

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    CNN reports that there 17 people on board, some of them being injured. The front part of the plane, parts of the left wing, and the tail have been ripped off the rest of the plane, but thankfully no fire erupted.

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      That's sad. Let's hope that there are no fatalities.
      “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

      Erwin

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      • #4
        Wauw man, that C5 is owned. That's a scary gap on that thing.

        Let hope there's no major injuries happened to its crew.
        Inactive from May 1 2009.

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        • #5
          Is this info correct?

          The C-5 can carry 270,000 tons of cargo almost 2,500 miles on one load of fuel.
          That would mean it could carry the weight of 2 of these cruise ships
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          • #6
            That's the media for you, what did you expect? Another source reported the C-5 as being 2.5 football fields long .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PT737SWA
              Is this info correct?



              That would mean it could carry the weight of 2 of these cruise ships

              That's a bit to much... Max Payload Standard: 240,000 pounds (108,862kg);
              Wartime: 291,000 pounds (131,995kg).
              Only the An-225 can carry over 250 tons.
              “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

              Erwin

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              • #8
                Paul, it doesnt say Tonnes. But pounds
                The C-5 can carry 270,000 tons of cargo almost 2,500 miles on one load of fuel.
                Correct info :
                The C-5 can carry 270,000 pounds 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.
                You almost got me there Pal ! Puha
                Last edited by MaxPower; 2006-04-03, 14:34.
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                • #9
                  more pics here

                  http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/03/c5.crash/index.html

                  glad no one died!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MaxPower
                    Paul, it doesnt say Tonnes. But pounds

                    Correct info :

                    You almost got me there Pal ! Puha
                    CNN's article did say TONS. I copied and pasted it directly.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PT737SWA
                      CNN's article did say TONS. I copied and pasted it directly.
                      According to Dave's CNN link (bottom of the article) it says not tons.



                      Ah forget it !
                      Inactive from May 1 2009.

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                      • #12
                        ...and FOX said the C-5 was the biggest plane in the world!

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                        • #13
                          On the web-site it says no fatalities. Thats good news, I hope everyone will recover.

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                          • #14
                            Wow... looks like it snapped right through the crew section...



                            I took this from the crew section 2 years ago in a C5, damn that would of been scary!

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                            • #15
                              This was the unlucky one 84-0059
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                              “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                              Erwin

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