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Chilean C-130 missing

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posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: charlyv

The KC/C-130s discovered a serious prop issue that resulted in a Marine KC-130 breaking apart in flight over Mississippi two years ago. The T model was grounded for months afterwards. The Air Force grounded 55 aircraft this year, with another 5 in the Depot also being inspected. All had props built before 1971 that were facing cracking issues.




posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
I remember that incident, and the conversation. Terrible, if it the same cause.



posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: charlyv

If they're still finding cracks, or at least cause for concern, it's a very real possibility. Even flying to Antarctica aircraft don't just fall out of the sky. Especially with experienced pilots flying. It's very few and very far between when weather causes an accident like this.
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posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Some very unwelcome news. These type of events always put a cringe
in my gut. My heart goes out. This was one of the huge military craft right?
Cargo?



posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: carsforkids

Not really huge, but it's a cargo aircraft yes. They have bench seats along the sides for passengers. This variant carries up to 42,000 pounds of cargo, or up to 92 passengers. They usually have a mix of pallets and passengers.



posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thank you for the reply God speed.



posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: drwire

Wondering if it can be determined any vips on board?

Antarctica usually means a scientific thing.

Condolences to the loved ones.



posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: loveguy

Lt. Col, Col, and Maj. Gen were on board.



posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 07:13 PM
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FWIW...I saw no planes out searching on day 1 and 2, zero. Maybe weather, maybe different transponders, but I saw nothing over that part of the sea. (i.e. Flightradar, etc).

I would have expected to see numerous aircraft, but I didn't.

Just sayin'.



posted on Dec, 12 2019 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

At least the first day they had gale force winds and high seas. Visibility didn't lift until later the second day or early the third.



posted on Dec, 15 2019 @ 11:07 PM
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Debris and personal belongings found in the water..
Chilean C130 crash




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