USAF C-5M Super Galaxy loses wheel during take-off

Gepubliceerd op 8 februari 2024 om 13:28

© Philippe Ardin

The C-5M Super Galaxy with s/n 87--0041 from the 439th Airlift Wing lost one of it's 28 wheels during take-off from Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts and declared an emergency landing after losing it's wheel on tuesday night.

Rodney Furr, chief of public affairs for the 439th Airlift Wing, said that the wheel came loose as the plane made a turn on the runway shortly before takeoff. The wheel then fell off during takeoff.

Security personnel located the wheel, which is one of 28 on the aircraft, at the base.


Furr explained that, per regulations, an emergency landing was declared and the plane was able to turn around and land safely.

The flightpath of C-5M 87-0041 according to Flightradar 24.

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