Five C-5Ms assigned to Dover AFB cleared for flying, issue was with the ball screw

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command has cleared five C-5M strategic transports assigned to Dover Air Force Base to resume flying on Aug. 2.

C-5M Landing at Dover AFB Delaware
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The press release disclosed that the recent incidents involving the C-5M can be traced to ball screw assembly in the nose gear. The five serviceable C-5Ms had their ball screw drive assembly parts replaced.

Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, also issued a policy restricting the use of kneel operations on all C-5 aircraft to mission essential requirements only.

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