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    How I was almost crushed by a C-130 in Afghanistan

    Pretty awesome story from Bagram Air Base in the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom...

    How I was almost crushed by a C-130 in Afghanistan
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Coulda gotten ugly, I was on the ramp there when a C-17 landed... without the gear down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    ...when a C-17 landed... without the gear down.
    "Hey, what's that beeping sound???"

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    "Hey, what's that beeping sound???"
    They pulled the breaker. This is fuel for those who believe Flight Engineers should still have a place in the cockpit. Just another set of eyes on a checklist.

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