C-130 Hercules News

First C-130J Crash, RAF Hercules Over Iraq

February 12, 2007 (by Jonathan Somerville) - RAF C-130J-30 (Hercules C.4) ZH876 suffered extensive damage during a landing mishap in the Iraqi province of Maysan.

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It was determined within hours that the aircraft was too damaged to repair under the conditions of the location so it became the first C-130J to be written off. Sensitive equipment was removed and the aircraft was destroyed where it came to rest by a group of multi-national forces.

Injuries were dealt with on site and no major injuries were reported.


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