C-17 catches fire on flight line at Joint Base Charleston


A C-17 caught fire in South Carolina following the completion of an oveseas mission.

The aircraft, which landed at Joint Base Charleston on April 9, caught fire with 8 personnel aboard shortly after touching down on the runway.

According to Air Force Magazine, videos and photos of incidents showed the aircraft smoking and spewing flames from both the landing gear and left wing.

“Base personnel quickly extinguished the fire, preventing further damage to the aircraft,” Joint Base Charleston public affairs said in a prepared statement.

The fire was contained to one aircraft, despite being parked alongside others.

JB Charleston is one of the US Air Force’s largest hubs for the C-17 Globemaster III.


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