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USCG HC-130H crashed in Alaska

July 28, 2006 (by Jonathan Somerville) - Coast Gaurd HC-130H #1710 crash landed at Saint Paul Island, Alaska which is in the Bering Sea.

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HC-130H #1710 seen in better times in 2002

Conditions were less then optimal and is reported to have either departed the left side of the runway or went of the end of the runway. Undercarriage was ripped off the aircraft and which then slid on its belly through the grass. The right outboard propellor was torn from the C-130 when that sides wing scrapped the ground during the slide. Of the nine USCG people onboard the aircraft, none were injured. The aircraft which was based at Kodiak was on a logistics mission transporting equipment.


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