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By The Associated Press

Previous C-5 Galaxy crashes

Previous C-5 crashes include:

  • May 25, 1970 - Fire broke out in the cargo compartment of a plane at Lockheed Martin Corp.'s plant in Palmdale, Calif., during a flight test. There were no deaths or major injuries.
  •  Oct. 17, 1970 - A plane caught fire and burned during fuel cell repair at a C-5 manufacturing facility in Marietta, Ga. A Lockheed employee died and another was injured.
  • Sept. 27, 1974 - A plane made an emergency crash landing at Clinton Municipal Airport in Oklahoma after a fire broke out in its underdeck. The plane was destroyed, but there were no fatalities or injuries.
  • April 4, 1975 - A C-5 carrying Vietnamese war orphans as part of Operation Babylift crashed near Saigon on a flight to United States. Fourteen minutes after takeoff, a massive decompression critically damaged the flight controls, blowing out the cargo doors and ramp to the rear of the passenger area. In an attempt to return the plane to the military installation at Tan Son Nhut, the pilot crash landed in a rice field a few miles from the runway. The death
    toll was 138 adults, children and infants. There were 176 survivors. 
  • Aug. 29, 1990 - A C-5 bound for Saudia Arabia from Ramstein Air Base in Germany as part of Operation Desert Shield crashed and burned. Thirteen U.S. servicemen were killed, while four were injured. The cause of the crash was not known.

Source: Office of Public Affairs, Air Mobility Command

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