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USAF MC-130H crashes into ridge

March 31, 2005 (by Jonathan Somerville) - WIP

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Aircraft was on a night training mission with night vision goggles at low level after departing Tirana-Rinas Airport in Albania. The aircraft is normally based at RAF Mildenhall as part of the 7th Special Operations Squadron. The aircraft failed to clear a ridge and impacted the side of the mountain killing all nine onboard.

The aircraft was later identified as MC-130H #87-0127.


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