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Accidents Happen in Threes

Not a C-141 deal at all..but I could not resist the temptation to share this set of photos somebody sent me.

This last picture is a a "Photoshop" special. Notice that the cars in the background are back to the same set as shown in the first series of pictures, the crowd has pretty much changed size and location (back to their earlier positions, exactly), and the area in an around the crane-truck is pretty fuzzy. The green truck looks to be a little different in size and the one being lifted out of the water sure looks suspiciously like it is in the exact same location as it was in the 5th photo.

It's a fake but still entertaining.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Another set of amazing photos, that are NOT faked, are shown below.

In December, 2004 a C-23 'Sherpa' flew into a US operated airfield in Iraq during the day and saw there was construction equipment on the runway.  Yet there was no NOTAM (notice to airmen).  A trench was being dug in the runway, and it was not marked.  It's a long runway and they just landed beyond the construction.  They filed a safety hazard report that was immediately forwarded to higher headquarters and to the Air Force wing based there. Well, it seems the construction continued and still was not marked or NOTAMed or anything. 

A C-130 landed on the runway the night of December 29th and didn't see the construction.  It wound up going through what is now a large pit on the runway.  A few pictures are attached. The C-130 was totaled.  There were several injuries to the crew and the few passengers that were on board but luckily nobody was killed. 

While we are at it, have you ever seen the C-152 (8 engines?)

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