The largest American cargo plane landed on its nose
MOSCOW, 10 Aug — RIA Novosti. The largest transport aircraft of the U.S. air force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy made an emergency landing at a base in San Antonio, Texas. The Transporter, whose maximum takeoff weight is 380 tons, not out the front landing gear, it landed on the nose. Video of the incident appeared online.
As notes the edition, The Drive, informed the crews of C-5 are repeatedly confronted with a similar problem. In 2017, two similar incident occurred at the airfield of the naval US base of Rota in Spain. After expert testing, it became known that the landing gear prevents the node ball screw. Changed it on all aircraft of this model, however, the chassis continues to be unpredictable.
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Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is the third duty serial transport aircraft in the world — after the Soviet An-225 Mriya and An-124 “Ruslan”. C-5 Galaxy transportorul about 120 tons of cargo a distance of about 4.4 thousand kilometers. Until 1982 (when there was the an-124) was the largest serial cargo aircraft in the world. The empty weight of this Transporter 169 tons.