C-17 crashes at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska.

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    About 2 hours ago a USAF C-17 crashed here in Anchorage, Alaska. I did not see or hear anything and only found out by looking at the news here 2 hours later. The USAF is not releasing any information as of yet.






    ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – The Air Force says a military cargo plane crashed Wednesday with four people on board at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.

    Air Force Capt. Uriah Orland says the conditions of the four on board was not immediately known. When asked if there were deaths, he did not answer.

    The plane was from the 3rd Wing, based at Elmendorf, and Orland said it was on a local training run.

    Orland says first responders were still on scene more than two hours after the 6:14 p.m. crash.

    He says more information will be released later Wednesday.

    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

    ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska National Guard says a military cargo plane has crashed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.

    Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes confirmed the Wednesday evening crash of a C-17.

    No other details were immediately available, including whether there were casualties.

    Military police refused to comment, and other base personnel did not immediately return messages seeking information. Hayes was en route to the base just off downtown Anchorage to coordinate with the base's public affairs officer to release further comment.

    Anchorage Fire Dept. Captain Bryan Grella said his crew was just getting done with dinner at about 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station when something caught his eye.

    "It was a big, gray plume of smoke, and I saw a fireball go up in it," he said.

    The fireball extended about 750 feet in the air. He estimated the plume to be about two miles from downtown.


    Cargo plane crashes at AK base; 4 people on board - Yahoo! News
     

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    We had an Elmendorf C 17 here at one of
    our Air Force (Whenuapai) open days last year

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    Sad Sad day
     
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    #3 beaupower32, Jul 29, 2010
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    This hit close to home as I work on C-17s. From what I am getting here on base, none of the 4 survived. But I will keep you posted.
     
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    Ah that sucks..........:(
     
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    Just wanted to give a update that they have confirmed that all 4 people on board has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with their families.
     
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    Hate to hear that. My prayers go out to the families.

    Practicing for an airshow? There are a lot of understandable reasons aircraft crash in Alaska, airshow practice is not one of them.
     
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    Sad news. My thoughts are with the families.
     
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    Geez... Please don't let me read that they exceeded max bank angle. Again. :salute:
     
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    Terrible to hear. :salute:
     
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    This weekend they have the Arctic Thunder Airshow up here at Elmendorf. I have been watching the F-22s and F-15s practice for the last week or so. I am wondering if the airshow is going to continue. Ops are certainly continuing. I just saw another F-22 and a AWACS take off out of Elmendorf a few hours ago.
     
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    Dang that stinks

    :salute:
     
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    I just saw the new on TV.:salute:
     
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