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Airframe Details for C-130 #5303

C-130 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: : 5303
LM Aero T/V 5303
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USMC 165000
Current USMC 165000
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 165000 KC-130T
Unknown [act] 165000 USMC VMGR-234 'QH' KC-130T
01 Jun 2004 [msh] 165000 USMC VMGR-234 'QH' KC-130T
Storm hit NAS Fort Worth, Texas damaging this aircraft plus C-130T 164996 and an EA-6B. Aircraft was knocked up onto its port side with a wingtip on the ground causing damage to the refueling pod on that wing and its pylon. Aircraft was not heavily damaged and was repaired quickly.
Dec 2004 [act] 165000 USMC VMGR-234 'QH' KC-130T
On loan to NAWC-AD
Jul 2015 [act] 165000 USMC VMGR-452 'NY' KC-130T
10 Jul 2017 [msh] 165000 USMC VMGR-452 'NY' KC-130T News Article
Crashed at approximately 16:00hrs CDT about 85 miles North of Jackson, claiming the lives of 16 service members.
10 Jul 2017 [w/o] 165000 USMC VMGR-452 'NY' KC-130T

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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