SOUTHWEST ASIA —
June 9, 2020
Release No. 20200609-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On June 8, at approximately 10:10 p.m. (Iraq time), a U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules landing at Camp Taji Air Base, Iraq overran the runway and struck a wall resulting in structural damage to the plane and a small fire. The airfield crash, fire and rescue team were on the scene within 4 minutes, extinguished the fire, and assisted an evacuation of the plane. Four Service Members on the plane sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are being treated at Camp Taji’s medical facility. Enemy activity is not suspected; the incident remains under investigation.
The quick actions of the airfield crash, fire and rescue team helped patients, and limited damage to equipment and infrastructure.
The U.S. Air Force C-130H is currently deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.
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