ASN Aircraft accident Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 10-0223 Charleston AFB, SC (CHS)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 9 April 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic C17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 10-0223
MSN: F-260/P-223
First flight: 2013
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Mildenhall RAF Station (MHZ/EGUN), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), United States of America
A C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft suffered a fire on the left-hand side of the aircraft after landing at Charleston AFB, South Carolina, USA. The fire originated in the area of the undercarriage and spread along the fuselage. Air base fire services extinguished the fire quickly.


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Distance from Mildenhall RAF Station to Charleston AFB, SC as the crow flies is 6516 km (4073 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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