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#4 Ron Applebee  2005-10-27 00:00
I was assigned to this aircraft for awhile when I was at Altus. We had a big problem with fuel leaks in the slat box area. The aircraft was in can status for a long time. We would get it ready for the 20 day no fly, then after a couple of turns around the flag pole it would go right back into can status for another 20 days. It was a vicious circle for quite a while until they finally got the leaks fixed.
#3 Jessie Vega   2005-02-16 00:00
I Remember 168 well. I was a crewmember on her the day she lost her crew entry door in Eilsen Alaska (Dec. 1994) In-flight! Luck and 168 was on our side that day. Sorry to see you go. So long "sick 8".
#2 Silas Stephan  2004-12-21 00:00
Ahhh, 7168, one of many C-5s I have worked on. I worked on this puppy the last days of its airframe life here at Dover after being transfered to us from Lackland to be put to sleep. We had a few little leaks and a brake hose on the number 4 main landing gear. I found out that only a year ago, the plane was on the ground for a year + because of mechanical issues. They finally got it flyable and has been actually doing okay since then, until now. Somewhat sad to see it go. Wish they put a DOVER tailband on it prior to going to AMARC. I signed it goodbye and watched it leave Dover AFB on a clear day, Nov 3rd 2004. I actually saluted this one for its service to our country.
#1 Bob Raksnis  2004-12-17 00:00
Flew 168 a couple times while stationed at Dover from 83-94. The aircraft had a penchant for gear problems, no idea why. It's why she was fondly referred to as 1 sick 8. Sad to see any C5 go to the graveyard.

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