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  • Picture: Snapped USAF C-5 Galaxy report blames aircrew


    US military air accident investigators have concluded that pilot and flight engineer error was the cause of the crash of a US Air Force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy in early April in Dover AFB in Delaware.


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  • Pentagon cancels re-engining of USAF's older Lockheed C-5s


    <P>Re-engining of the US Air Force's oldest <A href="http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=84"...


  • US military crash investigators' video simulation of C-5 Galaxy Dover crash leaked to public domain


    <P>A US military video animation of the final moments in the cockpit of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy that crashed in April...


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  • FARNBOROUGH: Boeing presses on with 787 flight-testing

    News | 11 Jul 2010 12:00 | Jon Ostrower

    The long and arduous road that Boeing has trod to get the 787 into its flight-test campaign has given way to a swift accumulation of accomplishments for...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Boeing-presses-on-with-787-flight-testing-343871/
  • FARNBOROUGH 2008: Displays on display

    News | 16 Jul 2008 16:30

    Displays on displayhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-2008-Displays-on-display-225655/
  • US AFRL seeks global airlifter concepts

    News | 14 Mar 2008 10:40

    US industry has been canvassed for concepts for an advanced long-range transport that could be an eventual replacement for the Lockheed...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-AFRL-seeks-global-airlifter-concepts-222211/
  • Pentagon cancels re-engining of USAF's older Lockheed C-5s

    News | 15 Feb 2008 17:28 | Graham Warwick

    <P>Re-engining of the US Air Force's oldest <A href="http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=84" target=_blank>Lockheed&nbsp;C-5 Galaxy strategic airlifters</A> has been cancelled by the US Department of Defense after a steep increase in the project cost of the programme.</P> <P>The USAF's 62 C-5As will no longer be modernised under the reliability enhancement and re-engining programme (RERP), which replaces the TF39 engines with <A href="http://www.geae.com/engines/commercial/cf6/cf6-80c2.html" target=_blank>General&nbsp;Electric CF6-80C2s</A> and&nbsp;upgrades other systems.</P> <P>Lockheed will still&nbsp;re-engine 47 newer C-5Bs and two C-5Cs operated for NASA. Including three that have already undergone avionics&nbsp;upgrades and re-engining&nbsp;to become&nbsp;C-5M test aircraft, this will give the USAF a total of 52 modernised Galaxys.</P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 297px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21519" border=0><BR><FONT size=1><STRONG>Shttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pentagon-cancels-re-engining-of-USAFs-older-Lockheed-C-5s-221590/
  • US military crash investigators' video simulation of C-5 Galaxy Dover crash leaked to public domain

    News | 16 Aug 2006 15:20

    <P>A US military video animation of the final moments in the cockpit of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy that crashed in April appears to have been leaked and is being shown on the internet.<BR><BR>The animation with synchronised soundtrack from cockpit voice recorder clearly shows the errors made by the crew and&nbsp; identified in the subsequently released US Air Force accident report. US military investigators concluded that pilot error led to the loss of the aircraft at Dover AFB, Delaware.<BR><BR>The pilots and flight engineers “did not properly configure, manoeuvre and power the aircraft during approach and landing”,&nbsp; says the accident investigation board appointed by Air Mobility Command. All 17 people on board the C-5 survived, but three&nbsp; sustained serious injuries.<BR><BR>Following a normal take-off and initial climb, the crew observed a No 2 engine “Thrust Reverser Not Locked” indication light.&nbsp; They shut down the engine as a precaution and returned to Dover AFB. The AIhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-military-crash-investigators-video-simulation-of-C-5-Galaxy-Dover-crash-leaked-to-public-domain-208492/
  • Pilot error blamed for USAF Galaxy crash

    News | 20 Jun 2006 00:00

    <P>US military investigators have determined that pilot error led to the 3 April loss of a US Air Force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy at Dover AFB, Delaware.</P> <P>The pilots and flight engineers “did not properly configure, manoeuvre and power the aircraft during approach and landing”, says the accident investigation board appointed by Air Mobility Command. All 17 people on board the C-5 survived, but three sustained serious injuries.</P> <P>Following a normal take-off and initial climb, the crew observed a No 2 engine “Thrust Reverser Not Locked” indication light. They shut down the engine as a precaution and returned to Dover AFB. The AIB determined that during the return to the base:</P> <UL> <LI>The pilots and flight engineers continued to use the shut-down No 2 engine’s throttle while leaving the fully-operational number three engine in idle;</LI> <LI>the crew failed to use a proper flap setting;</LI> <LI>the pilots’ attempt to fly a visual approach to runway 32 resulted in the airchttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pilot-error-blamed-for-USAF-Galaxy-crash-207316/