Date & Time: Apr 3, 2006 at 0642 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Operator:
Registration:
84-0059
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dover-Ramstein-Koweït City
MSN:
0082
YOM:
1984
Flight number:
USAF059
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew encountered technical problem during takeoff and the aircraft crashed in an open field after the runway end. The aircraft broke into three pieces : the empennage, the cockpit and also the engine n° 1 separated. All 17 occupants were injured. The flight was outbound to Kuwait City via Ramstein, Germany.
Probable cause: