“One Brick Short” Runway

Just a small hole in the runway

When unmarked runway construction goes unreported

Crash of an MC-130H Talon-2 Special Operations plane in Iraq, Dec. 29, 2004


During the week prior to this runway accident, a C-23 Sherpa aircraft flew into
this U.S. operated airfield in Iraq during the day and saw there was construction
equipment on the runway. Yet there was no NOTAM (Notice To Airmen) posted to warn
planes not to follow. A trench was being dug in the runway, and it was not marked.
It’s a long runway and the C-23 Sherpa landed just beyond the construction. The C-23 crews
filed a safety hazard report that was immediately forwarded to higher headquarters and
to the Air Force wing based there.
Construction continued, with no NOTAM posting, and on the night of Dec. 29, 2004 this
USAF MC-130H Talon-2 Special Operations plane (following pictures, tail number 0012) didn’t see
the construction. It wound up going through what is now a large pit on the runway.
One brick short on airport runway

“One Brick Short” Runway - the “missing brick”

Hercules after the pit


Unbelievably there were no deaths - just several injuries and
lifetime counseling needs for the passengers.


Ironically, this event occurred near the 50th Anniversary for the C-130 Hercules (on August 23, 2004).



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