USAF C-130 crashes into a wall, bursts into flames while landing in Iraq


A US Air Force C-130 Hercules transport caught fire after hitting a wall during a night landing in Iraq, according to military officials.

The plane reportedly overshot the runway at Camp Taji on Monday night, and caught fire after striking a containment wall.

Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, Army Col. Myles B. Caggins III, told that the crash took place around 10:10 PM.

Crash crews were immediately dispatched, and the fire was contained.

The crew is reported to have escaped without major injury, and the plan has reportedly sustained structural damage.

“Four service members on the plane sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are being treated at Camp Taji’s medical facility,” Caggins said.

Caggins went on to state that “Enemy activity is not suspected.”

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