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Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130 makes belly landing

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posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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Nice job by the pilot to get the plane down. Also some nice Sukhoi eye candy on the ramp as the Herc slides down the runway. The C-130 is one tough bird and they should be able to get it back into service.

I thought they foamed the runways for these kind of landing?

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posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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hell of a landing, didnt even touch the wingtips on the ground. someone deserves a 12 pack of beer



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: FredT

They've largely gotten away from foam. They use a foam equivalent for fire fighting, but not so much with the runway anymore.



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Back in the 80's I was in a Piper pa-250 that did a belly landing local airport they shutdown runway and hit the plane with foam after we got out... was pretty scary to see firefighters in the Aluminium suits.. no fire after but witnesses said the Spark trail was quite a sight. I wasn't scared till smoke in cockpit... and a noise I'll never forget



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Perfect stranger

We had a -135 come back because they thought the nose gear had retracted with the gear doors closed. Turned out the wheel on one side had a frozen bearing, so when they turned onto the runway, it locked at about 45 degrees.

They foamed the runway, and the wheel stayed on the strut, right up until they cleared the foam. Then it snapped off, rolled under the aircraft towards the tail, and when the aircraft stopped, it kept going down the runway. They found it about 2,000 feet from the aircraft in the field beside the runway.



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Correct.
PIT got rid of the in house Foam Tank about 9 years ago. There is still an attachment for the apparatus,
And one dedicated Stryker with a mix. Also got rid of the bake potato turn out gear around that time. It was decided that it offered no more protection than the Morning Pride turn out gear.


Thanks FredT.



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

our bird had a small piece of fuselage come loose and made a "latch" over wells. I was in back seat and had back pressed to seat and my heel on the emergency extension wheel full strength couldn't budge it so we did a belly landing . quite the day!



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 10:53 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The fatalities in Asiana crash at SFO were from passengers covered in foam and hit by emergency vehicles. You can train all you want, but there is always the fog of war.



posted on Nov, 18 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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Nice landing. But, a little too much rudder. I'll give it a 9.



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 01:59 AM
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originally posted by: gariac
a reply to: Zaphod58

The fatalities in Asiana crash at SFO were from passengers covered in foam and hit by emergency vehicles. You can train all you want, but there is always the fog of war.

Wow that's pretty crazy, survive a plane crash only to be killed by the ambulance/firetruck coming to help you.



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

As standard practice would not the pilot have jettisoned excess fuel?



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: TonyS

They flew around for 6 hours burning fuel off. IIRC the C-130 doesn't have a dump, but I only dealt with them for parking and getting parts so I'm not certain on that.



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

I can think of at least two that the crew survived and were picked up by rescue aircraft that then crashed.



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh
Are they using AFFF?



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

There's no fuel dump on the C-130. I spent a year overhauling them a while back.



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I couldn't recall seeing one, but beyond parking and the occasional engine run we rarely had to deal with them. Unless it was getting some beer from an Aussie crew for escorting them five feet inside the red lines to put stuff on the plane.



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 06:57 PM
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They foamed around it after landing it looks like. The nose gear was down, but the mains didn't come down. Might have been a switch problem in the mains with the nose coming down. It probably wasn't hydraulic, because all three are on the same system. If it had been hydraulic, the nose shouldn't have come down.




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posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

A new video of the crash mysteriously showed up on YouTube.

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No doubt things are crazy on the ground. But there has to be some judgment regarding foaming the plane versus getting the passengers out. Foaming the passengers shouldn't be an option.

I hope never to be in this situation, but I will damn get the hell out of dodge before rescue shows up. Note plenty of survivors were carrying their bags. I treat airline flight like everything I have is a "burner." Well I haven't got to the point of carrying burner phones. TSA security is the only time I am ever not in control of my possessions, or at least those I care about.



posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: gariac

We have seen this video before

I will tell you what I know from my limited time at the fire academy when I had fire fighter aspirations.

1) Airport firefighting is a whole different ball of wax. There is one apparatus in particular that basically is a spike that is rammed into the fuselage that then sprays the foam into the aircraft. i distinctly remember that they talked about aiming "high" so you do not spear someone but its was a possibility

2) Fire could have killed many more than the tragic incident we saw here. Putting out the plane on fire would be the priority as it would save more people ultimately IMHO.

3). If im in that situation and some dumbass is getting his crap out of the overhead bin, I am flat out going throw your ass to the ground and possible trample you getting out. Im not waiting and putting my family or myself at risk for your stupid Ipad
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posted on Nov, 19 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: gariac
a reply to: Vector99

A new video of the crash mysteriously showed up on YouTube.

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So since the crash came up, I took this pic on July 8th, 2013 as we were flying from SFO to Barcelona. You can see the Asiana 777 still there (all the way to the right of the winglet

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