It was billed as a minor incident but new video has emerged that indicates the crew of a C-5 Galaxy that had a brake fire after taxiing to Boeing Square at AirVenture last Thursday didn’t view it that way. As the flames start licking at the rubber-and-hydraulic-fluid-rich environment of the gear bay, the crew can be seen pouring out the cockpit deck door knowing that no fire on an aircraft is minor. Fortunately, an airport fire truck was close by and had the fire out in seconds. The aircraft didn’t appear to have any serious damage and was on static display through the weekend.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.