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Runway accident in Iraq leaves USAF C-130H damaged

9th June 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve confirmed that a USAF C-130H Hercules aircraft overran the runway at Camp Taji AFB, Iraq, on 8 June. The aircraft is deployed with the 386th Expeditionary Wing based at Ali Al Salem AFB, Kuwait.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:00pm local time. The aircraft suffered structural damage and four service members are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the medical facilities at Camp Taji.

After overrunning the runway, the aircraft hit a wall which caused structural damage to the aircraft and resulted in a small fire. This was quickly extinguished by the airfield fire and rescue team which attended the scene in approximately four minutes.

An investigation is ongoing but enemy activity is not believed to have contributed to the incident. 

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