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C-5 lands safely after emergency


Release Date: 1/8/2004

1/8/2004 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFPN) -- A C-5 Galaxy leaving Baghdad International Airport declared an in-flight emergency Jan. 8, at 6:20 a.m. Baghdad time, because of an explosion in the No. 4 engine.

The crew immediately returned the aircraft to the airport and landed safely. The 11 crewmembers and 52 military personnel on board were not injured.

The aircraft is assigned to 22nd Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Initial reports indicate the incident is the result of hostile action from the ground, but the type of weapon and other details are unknown, officials said.

A team has been dispatched from Europe to investigate this incident.

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