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Indonesian Military Plane Crashed in Papua; 13 Killed

Monday, December 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Indonesian Military Plane Crashed in Papua; 13 Killed

An Indonesian military plane crashed into a mountain in Papua province of Indonesia, on December 18th. The Hercules C-130 plane took off from Timika, Papua, and was preparing to land in Wamena, Papua, when it went down. There were 13 people aboard the plane, including 3 pilots and 10 passengers; all of them were... »

Plane Carrying Medan Crash Victims’ Dead Bodies Aborts Take-Off Twice

Monday, July 6, 2015
By George Hatcher

A Hercules A-1321 military plane had to cancel take-off from Soewondo Air Force Base in Medan, Indonesia, twice, on July 3. The airplane was prepared to transport 14 dead bodies of the victims of June 30 Hercules crash in Medan, along with their families, to Ranai, Natuna, Riau Islands in Indonesia. However, it had... »

Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Seventy-seven people were aboard a twenty-four year old missing C-130 Hercules (#7T-WHM) that was flying from Tamanrasset to Constantine when it crashed into Mount Fortas in Algeria. The wreckage was discovered on Feb 11, 2013. The Algerian TV and Radio initially reported 102 fatalities, but updates say there were 78 aboard. The Military Lockheed... »

New Norwegian Hercules Splinters into Kebnekaise Mountain

Thursday, March 15, 2012
By George Hatcher
New Norwegian Hercules Splinters into Kebnekaise Mountain

What: Norwegian military Hercules C-130-J cargo plane en route from Evenes military base to Kiruna Sweden (military exercise) Where: Kebnekaise Mountain When: March 15, 2012 Who: 5 fatalities Why: The plane disappeared from radar as it crossed a mountain range in northern Sweden. It apparently flew into the west side of the mountain, demolishing... »

Hercules Lands at Kelowna

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Canadian Department of Defense C130 Hercules Where: Kelowna International Airport When: Feb 01, 2011 Who: crew Why: The Hercules cargo plane was en route and lost the use of an engine. The pilot put the plane down at Kelowna International Airport, with no reported injuries. The flight may or may not have been... »

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