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C-17 Fatal Crash in Alaska
On 28 July 2010, at approximately 6:22 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time (UTC-8) the C-17 took off from Runway 06 at Elmendorf Air Force Base to practice maneuvers for the upcoming Arctic Thunder Air Show. After the initial climb-out and left turn, the pilot executed an aggressive right turn. As the aircraft banked, the stall warning system activated to alert the crew of an impending stall. Instead of implementing stall recovery procedures, the pilot continued the turn as planned, and the aircraft entered a stall from which recovery was not possible. The plane crashed about two miles from the airfield. 4 crew members were killed. Note: The video ends just before impact. There is NO full video of accident on internet.