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C-130 down in Savannah

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posted on May, 5 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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According to Pedro Sanabria, a friend of the co-pilot, 1st Lt David Albandoz, the Lt didn't want to fly the aircraft on the day of the accident. He said they barely made it to Savannah from Nashville on a previous flight, and they should disassemble the aircraft in Savannah and truck it to the Boneyard.

www.prinforma.com...




posted on May, 5 2018 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Pretty damning about thoughts about the aircraft. I know its NG but thats a hell of a lot of SNCOs for a bone yard flight.



posted on May, 5 2018 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: Pyle

They still have 64 and 65 birds in their unit. They are the oldest aircraft still operational.



posted on May, 5 2018 @ 08:20 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Pyle

They still have 64 and 65 birds in their unit. They are the oldest aircraft still operational.


I worked on some 57 tankers but they spent so much time on alert so it kept the stress low.

C-130s though have been flown raw since the beginning.



posted on May, 5 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: Pyle

And these are former Weather birds to boot.



posted on May, 5 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Good lord those should have flown straight to the bone yard as soon as they were done being weather chasers. I cant imagine the stresses on the airframe.



posted on May, 8 2018 @ 06:56 PM
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The Air Force announced a service wide, 24 hour stand down. Units not in combat zones have until May 21st to complete it. Involved will be a Commander's Call, in which they will discuss ways to make operations safer with enlisted personnel.



posted on May, 8 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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Just heard through the grapevine that this aircraft had at least one deferred PDM due to budget constraints. It might have been two, but if it was, there's no way in hell that plane should have been flying in the first place.



posted on May, 9 2018 @ 04:01 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
The Air Force announced a service wide, 24 hour stand down. Units not in combat zones have until May 21st to complete it. Involved will be a Commander's Call, in which they will discuss ways to make operations safer with enlisted personnel.


I don't know... more bodies, make sure the maintainers get time off on occasion, make certain they have all the parts needed.
Hold people accountable to the standards, when I joined if you had a full single page of deferred maintenance on the buff you had to explain why, my last day on the flight line in 2014 you could have multiple pages and nobody cared as long as the preflight was signed off for that days flier.

Oh and shoot the next general that says we need to do more with less... immediately and without trial, because 20 years of the bean counters saying that while we fought two wars is directly responsible for the aviation problems we have been seeing.



posted on May, 21 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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Experienced C-130 pilots have analyzed the crash video and say it appears that they lost at least one engine, if not both of the left wing. If they lost both, they would have lost the hydraulic boost pumps that attach to the flight controls. As one pilot put it, when both engines failed, they lost power steering. When the wing dropped, they were having to try to recover using brute strength.

www.military.com...



posted on May, 21 2018 @ 06:09 PM
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Delivering a plane to the boneyard can't be a priority. Why not wait for maintenance?



posted on May, 21 2018 @ 06:15 PM
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They had undergone maintenance at Savannah, either several days, or several weeks depending on the source. Anything that isn't a Safety Of Flight issue isn't going to be fixed on a Boneyard flight. If they were taking off and attempting the flight, the everyone that needed to sign off on the flight was satisfied that it was safe to fly. That indicates that whatever went wrong was sudden.



posted on May, 21 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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www.c-130hercules.net...

I can't find the original story. Of course landing means you had some altitude to play with, which isn't the same thing as a take off.



posted on May, 21 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: gariac

The news channel doesn't have it anymore.

airsoc.com...

They had a prop leak in #1 and oil leak in #2. They were already configuring for landing because they had flaps at 50% when they lost the second engine. Otherwise they wouldn't have been able to get them down at all.
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