This Air Force C-5 Galaxy was stuck on a runway atop the I-564 overpass for more than 16 hours one day, unable to turn around at the West end of Chambers Field at the Norfolk Naval Station. The incident, starting about 1 a.m., forced the closing of the field for most of the day to all but helicopter traffic and made for a dramatic sight to hundreds of motorists passing beneath it during the morning rush hour.

The aircraft's nose was so far over the end of the ramp, the crew was unable to see the runway where it was supposed to turn around. The pilot stopped the aircraft and prevented it from running off the ramp. They also stated that it was too tight of a turn to turn the aircraft around.

The aircraft spent most of the day waiting for a specially made tow bar to be trucked to the base from Dover AFB. When tow bar arrived, about mid-day, it was hooked the C-5 and a tractor and then the aircraft was able to be turned and moved off the runway. No damage to the plane and no one hurt. All's well that ends well.



 Thanks to Tom Bispo for sending this photo.