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New video shows C-5M Super Galaxy landing with nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

A new video of the C-5M nose gear up landing that took place on Mar. 15, 2018 has eventually emerged

On Mar. 15, 2018 a C-5M assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing landed with its nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

A new video of the incident has eventually emerged.

As we have previously reported the aircraft was returning to base from on a local training mission.

The nose gear is said to have malfunctioned during the training flight, with eleven people on board.

There were no injuries reported.

Noteworthy the USAF has received the 52nd and final C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Force’s Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) on Aug. 2.

The RERP upgrade extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the 2040s.

First flight of a modified aircraft to the C-5M standard came in Marietta, Georgia, on Jun. 19, 2006. The first operational C-5M was delivered to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on Feb. 9, 2009. A total of 49 C 5Bs, two C-5C aircraft, and one original C-5A was modified under RERP.

The C-5M holds 89 FAI-certified world aviation records, the most by any aircraft type. These records include time-to-climb with payload, altitude with payload, and greatest payload carried.

C-5Ms are assigned to active duty and Air Force Reserve Command units at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware (436th and 512th Airlift Wings), Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts (439th Airlift Wing) and Travis Air Force Base, California (60th and 349th Air Mobility Wings). The C-5 aircrew training squadron is part of the 433rd Airlift Wing, the Reserve wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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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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