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C-130 down in Mississippi-2017

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posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: Salander

Neither. It all goes back to the plane sitting through a bad storm in the early 90s. It was a 1 in a million catastrophic failure that caused the entire wing to sheer off and hit the tail/ramp. Those guys never had a chance at recovering.

Savannah was mechanical and 100% avoidable, which makes it all the more tragic. That one will be used as a case study for years to come. Doing the right thing vs buckling to pressure from another party for the sake of convenience. Even worse considering it was literally flying to the bone yard. One fairly minor, routine repair would have set them back a little while, but that crew would be alive today.




posted on Mar, 15 2019 @ 12:51 PM
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As a result of this accident, the Air Force has 60 C-130Hs that had to have their props inspected and replaced as necessary. All of the affected aircraft have props from before 1971. Of those, 55 have been completed. The remaining 5 are in the Depot for scheduled maintenance, which includes prop removal and inspection.

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posted on Mar, 15 2019 @ 06:05 PM
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Nothing happens till something happens




Doing the right thing vs buckling to pressure from another party for the sake of convenience. Even worse considering it was literally flying to the bone yard. One fairly minor, routine repair would have set them back a little while, but that crew would be alive today.

It comes down to personal choice of the tradesman doing the job.Bad peer pressure at a shop level comes down to poor leadership.Only takes one bad apple to rot the barrel.



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