Hawaii C-17 Temporarily Sidelined

Pacific Air Forces had to scrub plans to use the first C-17 stationed at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, to ferry relief supplies late on Feb. 19 to the Philippines when the brand new airlifter developed a “minor” malfunction, officials told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The base had to shift the cargo from the Hickam C-17 to one from Charleston AFB, N.C., which was in Hawaii. A base spokesman told the newspaper that the Hickam C-17 needs to replace an aircraft propulsion data management computer. It’s still under warranty, right