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NEW! Boeing C-17 Globemaster accidentally landed on a short runway at Peter O. Knight in Tampa, FL

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster accidentally landed on a short runway at Peter O. Knight in Tampa, FL this afternoon.  The plane was planning to land at MacDill Air Force Base, four miles away and had the CENTCOM Commander onboard. Video of the landing and takeoff are below:

Landing Video via YouTube:

 

Takeoff Video via YouTube:

 

The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. Developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas, the C-17 is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world. It can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. The C-17 carries the name of two previous, but unrelated piston-engine, U.S. military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.


In addition to the U.S. Air Force, the C-17 is operated by the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and NATO Heavy Airlift Wing. Additionally, India has approved the purchase of C-17s.