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Massive C-17 Globemaster aircraft makes emergency landing at St. John's airport Thursday night


ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A huge NATO C-17 Globemaster transport plane made an emergency landing at St. John’s airport late Thursday night with apparent engine problems.  

A NATO C-17 Globemaster transport plane made an emergency landing at St. John’s airport late Thursday night with apparent engine problems.

The huge plane landed without incident just before 10 p.m. but personnel from St. John’s International Airport appeared to inspect the runway after the landing looking for possible debris. The plane was followed by airport fire trucks as it taxied to the end of one of the runways. Aircraft crewmembers then exited the aircraft and used a stepladder to inspect one of the left engines.
The plane then moved to the Irving hangar where its engines were shut down. No information was available as to what may have caused the engine problem.
The NATO website states the Hungary-based C-17 is part of the alliance’s Strategic Air Capability which is operated by member countries give them the capability to transport troops, equipment and supplies across the globe.
A similar plane was in St. John's in 2016.
More details will be provided as they become available.

A crewmember stands in an open doorway as other crew (right) stand on a stepladder to inspect and engine on the massive NATO C-17 Globemaster transport plane.

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