Aircraft Photo of 74-1681 / 41681 | Lockheed C-130H Hercules | USA - Air Force | #76963
Registration / Serial:74-1681
Alternate Serial:41681
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules
C/n (msn):382-4654
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:MildenhallMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGUN   IATA: MHZ   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Mildenhall Air Fete 1989
Photo Date:27 May 1989
Photo by:Fergal Goodman
Photo ID: 76963
Photo Comment

Operated by the 463rd TAW, this C-130 was destroyed in a crash at Fort Bragg NC on 9 August 1989 when the Sheridan tank it was dropping as a Heavy Equipment load hung-up. Three 28' extraction chutes were deployed, slowing the plane rapidly. Crew put gear and flaps down in an attempt to land on Sicily DZ and impacted berm along a sunken road at the end of the Drop Zone. Loadmaster was killed when the aircraft hit while he was attempting to get around the tank to cut the extraction line.

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