DynCorp International awarded USCG contract
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center, Long Range Surveillance Product Line Division, awarded DynCorp International (DI) the Progressive Structural Inspection and Depot Level Maintenance contract for C-130H and C-130J aircraft.
22 Jan 1985
A USAF C-130A #56-0501, c/n 3109, of the 95th Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed in the sea during visual approach to Trujillo airport, Honduras.
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Construction of an aerial vehicle which can carry even a single man . . . requires the discovery of some new metal or force. Even with such a discovery, we could not expect one to do more than carry its owner.
-- Simon Newcome, U.S. Astronomer, 1903
C-130 Hall of Fame
Repaired after 17 years buried in snow.
Force landed at Care Four, Antarctica after two JATO bottle came off and struck the aircraft. The ten man crew were uninjured but had to live in survival shelters for 80 hours until the weather improve enough to allow a rescue. It had been buried in the snow for 17 years before repairs began.