Galaxy Runway Accident (S496c)
From: LABLaughsClean on 7/26/2006
One of the military's largest transports
got stuck at the end of a runway atop the I-564 overpass for more than
16 hours. It was unable to turn around
"That thing's like a big building sitting there,'' said motorists. The nose of the aircraft actually stuck out and OVER the Interstate!
The aircraft's nose was so far over
the end of the ramp, the crew was unable to see the runway where it was
supposed to turn around, so the pilot simply
Weighing 420 tons with a full load,
it uses a system of 28 wheels to distribute its weight. The aircraft
had to wait for a specially made tow bar trucked in from Dover, Del.
When the tow bar arrived, it was used to hook the
The female co-pilot was overheard
saying to the male pilot as they exited the plane... "I told you we should
have stopped and asked for