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Airframe Details for C-130 #4231




C-130 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: : 4231 (66-8556)
LM Aero T/V 4231
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered RAF XV206
C-130K C.1
Current RAF XV206
C-130K C.1
Status [w/o]
XV 206 XV-206


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
09 Sep 1967 [act] XV206 C-130K C.1
10 Sep 1967 [act] XV206 RAF 48 sqn C-130K C.1
Unknown [act] XV206 RAF LTW C-130K C.1
27 Jun 1985 [msh] XV206 RAF 1312 Flt C-130K C.1

In-flight collision with Westland Sea King HAS5, XZ919 of 826 NAS North of the Falkland Islands, at around 300 ft. Four crew of helicopter killed. The Hercules lost 12ft of it's port wing but landed safely at Mount Pleasant.
Unknown [act] XV206 RAF 47 sqn C-130K C.1 "Foxy Lady"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Desert Storm nose art.
Unknown [act] XV206 RAF LTW C-130K C.1
Unknown [act] XV206 RAF 47 sqn C-130K C.1
24 May 2006 [msh] XV206 RAF 47 sqn C-130K C.1

Wrecked at a dirt landing strip after hitting land mine on roll-out near Lashkar Gar, Afghanistan. The exploding landmine holed the port external fuel tank and set the number two (port inner) engine on fire. A crew of nine and 26 passengers (including SAS troops) escaped safely. Later the government revealed a large amount of cash was onboard that was to be reward money for warlords in Afghanistan to be used to gain help and intelligence.
24 May 2006 [w/o] XV206 RAF 47 sqn C-130K C.1


Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available



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