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.
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.
12/12/2019 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
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.
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