Marine Corps Crash Kills 16. Total Loss

Monday, July 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Marine Corps Crash Kills 16. Total Loss

A Marine Corps C-130 departed from the Mid-South Base in Millington, Tennessee and crashed in Mississippi in Leflore County in Itta Bena just off Highway 82 in a soybean field. Reports say the plane exploded in mid-air. Bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. The debris field covered a radius... »

Three Killed After Military Transport Plane Crashed in Portugal

Monday, July 11, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military transport plane crashed and caught fire at Montijo military base, Portugal, on July 11th. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane, carrying seven crew members, was attempting to take off when it crashed. Three crew members were killed in the crash. Authorities said that at least one other crew member was seriously injured. Download... »

Indonesian Hercules Crash Due to power loss according to Air Marshall

Thursday, July 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Indonesian Hercules Crash Due to power loss according to Air Marshall

Although the investigation into a plane crash takes at least a year, investigators believe they know the cause of the crash of the Indonesian Air Force’s 50 year old C-130 Hercules in Medan, in Sumatra, Indonesia. The plane initially lost altitude after it suffered power loss. One of the propellors wasn’t working. The plane... »

Wake Turbulence Found Guilty

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Wake Turbulence Found Guilty

Preliminary investigation of the Indian Air Force Lockheed C-130J-30 Super Hercules that crashed on Friday March 28, 2014, killing five, indicates that the accident may have been the result of wake turbulence. The Hercules that crashed 72 miles from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh was in a twoship formation on a training mission when it... »

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... »

Fuerza Aérea de Chile Landing Accident

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Fuerza Aérea de Chile General Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon suffered an accident landing at Cerro Moreno airport in Antofagasta. The plane suffered some damage but the pilot was unhurt. The incident caused delays at Cerro Moreno airport. Download article as PDF »

US FIghter Splashes Down off Japanese Coast

Monday, July 23, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: US F-16 Fighter Falcon en route from Misawa Air Base in Aomori Where: 200 miles northeast of Hokkaido in the Pacific Ocean off Japanese Coast When: July 22, 2012 Who: pilot Why: After a U.S. fighter jet splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 200 miles northeast of Hokkaido Japan, the pilot was retrieved... »

On taxi, wings of Nigerian Airforce C-130 and Arik Airlines Collide, No injury

Monday, July 16, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Nigerian Airforce C-130 Where: Jos, Nigeria When: July 14, 2012 Who: no injuries Why: The jet was about to take off when “An Arik Airline Boeing 737-700 with registration No 5NMJI on a routine flight to Lagos brushed the wing of a parked Nigerian Air Force C-130 (NAF 917) at the Yakubu Gowon... »

SD: More Firefighting Tragedy Strikes

Monday, July 2, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: USAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules Where: Edgemont SD When: 1 July 2012 Who: 6 aboard, 4 fatalities Why: A C-130 transport aircraft en route to support firefighting missions crashed in South Dakota. The crew was part of the fight against the White Draw Fire. The USAF Release said: PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS)... »

Firefighters Tanker Goes Down Fighting Wildfire

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
By George Hatcher
Firefighters Tanker Goes Down Fighting Wildfire

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mike Freer What: Neptune Aviation Services Inc.Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune Where: Iron County, Utah When: June 3, 2012, 1 pm Who: 2 fatalities Why: While fighting a fire east of the Utah/Nevada border, two fire fighting pilots working with the Ely division of the Bureau... »

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