C-17 accidentally drops Humvee over neighborhood near Fort Bragg

C-17 accidentally drops Humvee over neighborhood near Fort Bragg

By Dario Leone
Oct 25 2018
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The C-17 air dropped the Humvee prematurely approximately five miles from the Fort Bragg drop zone

As the video in this article shows, on Oct. 24, 2018 the crew of a C-17 prematurely dropped a Humvee over the town of Cameron, North Carolina.

Marvin Krause – a spokesperson – said the aircraft – assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston (JBC) – took off from Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg for a routine air drop test training mission. The air drop was done prematurely approximately five miles from the Fort Bragg drop zone.

According to a report, the aircraft landed safely at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.

There are no reported injuries or damage to property at this time.

This incident is under investigation.

C-17 accidentally drops Humvee over neighborhood near Fort Bragg

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As reported by nbc12.com, the Humvee came down via a parachute and landed in a wooded area in a neighborhood.

The C-17 made its maiden flight on Sept. 15, 1991, and the first production model was delivered to Charleston AFB, now known as Joint Base Charleston, S.C., on June 14, 1993. The first squadron of C-17s, the 17th Airlift Squadron, was declared operationally ready Jan. 17, 1995.

The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required. The inherent flexibility and performance of the C-17 force improve the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the U.S..

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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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