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From U.S. Air Force Special Operations

Another Warning To Which --

No One Listened!

September 9, 2000

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That "Sinking Feeling"

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From U.S. Air Force Special Operations

Another Warning To Which --

No One Listened!

September 9, 2000

The stage was set for the recent roll out of the revolutionary Textron Bell CV-22 Osprey --

-- Special Operations (Spec Ops variant) for the U.S. Air Force.

Four C-130 Hercules loaded dignitaries & high ranking officers flew

to Textron Bell's airfield at Dallas, Texas to attend the ceremonies.


What followed were procedures for "unimproving" an airfield taxiway.

There had been warnings that the airfield taxiways at Addison Field were too thin for the Hercules cargo aircraft,

-- but what the heck, it'll probably be OK -- they thought!

The problem was especially acute, considering a recent spate of 100 degree plus days --

-- which promoted that "sinking feeling."

This Airman shown trying to lift the port side of the stuck plane, ultimately was forced to call the Auto Club.

As you can see, they went through the manual, but this situation wasn't covered!


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