Watch: USAF C-17 Globemaster III Successful Performing Nose Gear Up Landing In Afghanistan

Watch: USAF C-17 Globemaster III Successful Performing Nose Gear Up Landing In Afghanistan
A screenshot from the video showing the mishap in Kandahar. (Image credit: Youtube video posted by Country Living with MD).

On Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft experienced a nose gear malfunction that forced the aircrew to perform a nose gear up landing at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

The clip shows the giant cargo, belonging to the 446th/62d Airlift Wing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, as it performs a normal touchdown on its MLG (Main Landing Gear) before lowering the nose.

Based on the photos included at the end of the clip, the damage seems to be rather limited.

In the case of the Oct. 19, 2020, crash landing, the footage clearly shows that the nose gear was apparently unable to lower forcing the pilots to perform what seems to be an almost perfect nose gear up landing.

The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas.

The C-17 commonly performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include medical evacuation and airdrop duties.

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