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C-130 crash in Afghanistan

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posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:26 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

They hit a security barrier as well. An engine loss isn't a big deal. An engine loss and impact with an object on the other hand....




posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:27 AM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord

Every aircraft that crashes in Afghanistan is shot down by the Taliban.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:28 AM
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a reply to: jerico65

There was a significant impact on top of the engine loss.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:43 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

AKA they clipped a barrier at the end of the runway?



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: Bfirez

Yes. They're trying to determine which came first now. They aren't sure if they lost the engine first, or clipped the barrier first.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Either way it seems pretty bad



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:50 AM
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a reply to: Bfirez

Yeah, either way it was an awful result.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:58 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

On that note, do the taliban have any confirmed shoot downs of us aircraft on approach or landing to one of our airbases in Afghanistan? Not shoot downs at LZ's but at a base



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: Bfirez

They used an IED to damage an RAF J model in 2007 I think it was. It wound up making a hard landing in the desert and later being destroyed, as there was no way too recover it.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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The first two names have been released. The others will be released 24 hours after notification of the families.

Ryan Hammond from West Virginia.
Kevin Mason, a civilian construction worker for the Air Force, was on his way home to New Mexico to see his family.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: Bfirez
a reply to: Zaphod58

On that note, do the taliban have any confirmed shoot downs of us aircraft on approach or landing to one of our airbases in Afghanistan? Not shoot downs at LZ's but at a base


None that I know of. The typical maneuver is to come in at a random direction at about 5000 feet then do a steep decent once within friendly lines. The C-130 is extremely good at this with the below video showing the steepness of what I'm talking about. For departures it is basically the same as once airborne the departure sector is very random to not create a pattern so the bad guys can setup and wait.




posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow any links about that one. Seems like an interesting situation... IED vs plane is that a first?



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Bfirez

It was ZH876, on a routine flight carrying passengers to Maysaan Province in Iraq. As they touched down, two arrays of IEDs along the edge of the runway were detonated. The aircraft was brought to a stop and evacuated. Another C-130 operating nearby landed and picked everyone up, suffering minor damage from debris. ZH876 was destroyed in place.


I am able to inform the House today of the findings of the Royal Air Force board of inquiry (BOI) into the loss of the RAF C130J Hercules ZH876 in Iraq on 12 February 2007.

The purpose of a board of inquiry is to establish the circumstances of the loss and to learn lessons from it; it does not seek to apportion blame.

The board of inquiry was convened on 13 February 2007 and considered a mass of evidence. The board established that, on 12 February 2007, Hercules C130J ZH876 was on a routine operational passenger flight to conduct a roulement of troops, landing at a tactical landing zone (TLZ) in Maysaan province, South East Iraq. As the aircraft was about to touch down, it was subjected to an improvised explosive device (IED) attack which damaged the aircraft. The captain brought the aircraft to a stop and ordered the aircraft's evacuation. All passengers and crew evacuated successfully, only slight injuries having been sustained.

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posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I'm suprised they were able to get that close to the LZ to place an effective ied. Seems like that's a serious breach of security at the LZ



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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39th Airlift Squadron:

Capt. Jonathon Golden, Camarillo, California
Capt. Jordan Pierson, Amarillo, Texas
Staff Sergeant Ryan Hammond, Moundsville WV
Senior Airman Quinn Johnson-Harris, Milwaukee, WI

66th Security Forces Squadron:

Senior Airman Nathan Sartain, Pensacola, Florida
Airman 1st Class Kcey Ruiz, McDonogh, Georgia

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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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