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Airframe Details for C-130 #5710




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Aircraft: : 5710 (09-5710)



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LM Aero T/V 5710
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 09-710
MC-130J
Current USAF 09-710
AC-130J
Status [w/o]
To be converted to AC-130J


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
07 Dec 2012 [act] 09-710 MC-130J
08 Dec 2012 [act] 09-710 USAF 522 SOS MC-130J
Jan 2013 [con] 09-710 AC-130J
Converted to AC-130J.
22 Jan 2014 [act] 09-710 AC-130J
Transferred from Lockheed Martin to the government for Developmental Testing after AC-130J modifications
Unknown [act] 09-710 USAF 413 FLTS AC-130J
21 Apr 2015 [msh] 09-710 USAF 413 FLTS AC-130J
On 21 April 2015, at approximately 12:18hrs local time, departed controlled flight over water approximately 41NM south of Eglin AFB and then was recovered and landed safely. There were no significant injuries to the crew. Post-flight engineering analysis revealed that aircraft exceeded the Design Limit Load thus rendering it unsafe for further flight. The damages are estimated to be $115,600,000, which includes the total loss.
10 Jun 2015 [w/o] 09-710 USAF 413 FLTS AC-130J


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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