Crew Faulted in C-5 Crash

After winning raves for bringing in the C-5 that crashed at Dover AFB, Del., April 3 in such a way that the crew and passengers walked away, the aircrew now stands condemned by an Air Force accident investigation board. According to the board, the pilots and flight engineers failed to follow standard emergency procedures for the situation the crew faced. A statement from Air Mobility Command says, among several indictments, that pilots and flight engineers left a fully functional No. 3 engine in idle while using the throttle for the No. 2 engine they had shut down, and no one briefed, considered, or used a proper flap setting.