Fire damages C-17 at Wright-Patterson

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Unread post14 Jan 2015, 07:14

http://wdtn.com/2015/01/13/fire-damages ... erson-afb/

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (WDTN) – An engine malfunction led to an expensive airplane catching fire at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

A base worker sent WDTN.com and 2 NEWS a photo from January 7, 2015.

A base spokesperson for the 445th Airlift Wing says the plane caught fire when they started the engine. The malfunction caught the tailpipe on fire. Paint was charred under the wing. No one was hurt. She says the air crew shut off the engine immediately upon the fire’s ignition and the fire quickly extinguished.

The 445th Airlift Wing spokesperson went on to say damage is estimated at $300,000.

2 NEWS obtained a memo by the Fire Emergency Services at Wright-Patterson. It commends the firefighters for getting the fire knocked down quickly. That memo says damage is estimated at about $1.5 million to the $200-million aircraft.
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Unread post14 Jan 2015, 23:14

"An engine malfunction led to an expensive airplane catching fire at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base."

Am I the only one who rolls his eyes when everytime something like this happens the info babe or info dude has to make a point about mentioning how expensive something is? News flash Mr./Ms./Mrs. Reporter: We know it's spendy. Everything having to do with government ops (like national defense) is spendy. It's almost as if they're trying to argue that we shouldn't have such things because they're just too damned expensive and when it breaks well then it's just money up in smoke. Ugh..... :-x :-x

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