C-17 lands at wrong airfield

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: C-17 lands at wrong airfield

          
   
  1. #1
    cheap's Avatar
    cheap is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Nottingham NH
    Posts
    19

    Default C-17 lands at wrong airfield

    Giant military cargo plane lands at small Tampa airport

    Full USAF statement from earlier Friday afternoon:

    An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft carrying 23 passengers, plus a crew of 19, landed at Peter O. Knight airport near Tampa, rather than at the planned destination of MacDill Air Force Base, about four miles away.

    The aircraft, flying in support of U.S. Central Command, was apparently

    undamaged and there were no injuries. There appears to be no damage to the airfield. In concert with airfield officials, the Air Force is planning to move the aircraft to allow Peter O. Knight airport to re-open.

    The incident is under investigation.

  2. #2
    akiruno's Avatar
    akiruno is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    NRT MIA MBJ
    Posts
    2,387

    Default

    Thats quite a SNAFU...it will reflect on their OPR/EPR
    Officer Performance Report/Enlisted Performance Report


    via 
    Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do

  3. #3
    jibaholic101's Avatar
    jibaholic101 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,957

    Default

    How does something like this happen?
    Last edited by jibaholic101; 07-21-2012 at 04:58 PM.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    Luxury4Play.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    KieranR's Avatar
    KieranR is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    399

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jibaholic101 View Post
    How does something like this happen?
    Lack of attention, I guess. I was flying into an untowered airport last month and almost landed at a private field that had a runway of the same heading, but was about 3-4 miles south of the intended landing airport. I just saw a runway going in the right direction and flew to it!
    Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year

  6. #5
    cheap's Avatar
    cheap is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Nottingham NH
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Extreme lack of attention. How do you confuse a 3xxx' runway w/ a 11,421' runway?!?

    At what point did the crew say, "Geez, I wonder where are all the KC-135s are?"

    Maybe "Man, I know the TACAN is on the field but why is the DME 5 when we're on 1-mile final?

    Or "Gosh, this picture of MacDill only has Rwy 22 depicted. I wonder when they built Rwy 18?"

  7. #6
    SSIIICK's Avatar
    SSIIICK is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Boca Raton, FL
    Posts
    1,680

    Default

    Haha. Used to live right around there. That airport is tiny! I'm sure it was a sight seeing this guy land there.
    2010 Porsche Turbo
    Silver / Blue
    Vorsteiner VRT Kit / ADV1 Wheels / 700hp

    2015 Nissan GTR Nismo (Incoming)
    White / Black

    WTB: 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
    Orange / Black or White / Black
    WTB: 2011-2012 Mercedes SLS AMG
    White / Black or White / Red

    Hidden Content Originally Posted by Aimee (in BC's Veyron thread) Hidden Content
    L4P is the car game.

  8. #7
    c6vette's Avatar
    c6vette is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    570

    Default

    that same thing (different airports) has happened a couple times at the airline I fly for. I cant imagine how embarrassed the crew had to be when telling the passengers what happened!

  9. #8
    Havoc's Avatar
    Havoc is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, CA - Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,998

    Default

    Amazing how the pilot is able to stop the plane on such short runway.
    Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

  10. #9
    cheap's Avatar
    cheap is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Nottingham NH
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Havoc View Post
    Amazing how the pilot is able to stop the plane on such short runway.
    Pssht it's a Globemaster - that plane was built for short-field tactical landings. Unfortunately, even with all that automation there's no system to tell the pilots they're landing at the wrong airfield (or with the gear up, but that's another incident).
    SCUSTOM1 likes this.

  11. #10
    akiruno's Avatar
    akiruno is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    NRT MIA MBJ
    Posts
    2,387

    Default




    via 
    Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

You MUST be 18 years or OLDER to Register for Luxury4Play. By selecting "Yes", you are performing a legal acknowledgment that you are 18 years of age or older.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by scoobie.com.