A C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft landed with its nose landing gear up at Travis Air Force Base ini California on Thursday evening, an Air Force spokesman told Task & Purpose.
- The aircraft was returning from a contingency mission to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility when it made the emergency landing, 60th Air Mobility Wing public affairs chief Capt. Lyndsey Horn told Task & Purpose in a statement.
- None of the 11 crew members aboard, all assigned to the 349th Air Mobility Wing, were injured in the incident. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
- This is the third time since mid-2017 that a C-5M was forced to land with its nose gear up: A similar incident occurred in March 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.
- Before that, another C-5M made a similar landing at Rota Air Base in Spain in May 2017.
- With a wingspan of 222 feet, the C-5M is the largest aircraft in the Air Force's inventory.