MARCH 20, 2018
A C-5M Super Galaxy made an emergency landing with nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, USA
The aircraft was on a training mission with 11 people onboard reported nose gear malfunction and returned to base to make an emergency landing.
The C-5M landed on its nose, skidding about three-quarters of the way down the 11,500-foot runway at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, before coming to a stop, according Maj. Timothy Wade, a spokesman for the 433rd Airlift Wing. There were no injuries reported.
According to base report, within the last 60 day period, nose gear malfunction on two of the base’s C-5s were reported, and maintainers found that the ball-screw drive assembly was causing issues with the extension and retraction of the nose landing gear.
The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a four-engine heavy military transport aircraft equipped with nose and tail cargo doors. The aircraft has the ability to kneel down for easier loading. Cargo compartment of the C-5 Galaxy; height 4,11m, width 5,79m, length 43,8m.
The C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version with new General Electric CF6-80C2 engines and modernized avionics designed to extend its service life beyond 2040.