USAF Accidentally Airdrops Humvee In Small NeighborhoodMatthew Russell
Everyone makes mistakes. Just ask the U.S. Air Force.
While transporting a Humane over a neighborhood in Harnett County, the Aviationist reports, the 437th airlift wing based at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, dropped their cargo a little earlier than intended. After a brief stint airborne, the palletized Humvee eventually came to rest in the middle of the neighborhood.
Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the USAF is still trying to figure out how the accident happened.
“A load of some kind was released early and we’re looking into how it happened,” Michael Novogradac, a spokesman for the US Army’s Operational Test Command, told ABC 11.
Along with the Humvee, a “new heavy drop platform,” was also released from the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
“Everything went as planned except for the early release,” said Fort Bragg spokesperson Tom McCollum.
UPDATE: @FtBraggNC now says it was a C17 that prematurely dropped a humvee during a training exercise. No injuries and no property damage. As with C130’s, the C17 also carries soldiers, supplies and equipment. #abc11— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) October 24, 2018
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