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C-130 Events from 1987





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April

8 Apr 1987 L-100-30 c/n #4558, delivered November 1974 to Safair, registered ZS-RSE, then registered to Safair Freighters, USA, N46965, February 1982, incorrectly filed as N4696S. Registered to Globe Air, N517SJ (never painted on?), April 1987. Left wing hit ground 300 meters before runway at Fairfield-Travis Air Force Base, California during Southern Air Transport training landing when it lost power on both port engines during go-around, all five crew killed. Accident report lists it as SAT N517SJ.

May

11 May 1987 Lars Olausson lists unidentified C-130 of the Sudanese Air Force for this date, but the Aviation Safety database has no matching incident.

July

1 Jul 1987 A USAF C-130E, #68-10945, c/n 4325, crashed during an open house at Fort Bragg, during a display of the low level airdrop technique known as LAPES, (Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System), in which a parachute is used to pull the cargo out the rear door while the plane makes a touch-and-go. Pilot failed to pull-up after deploying M551 Sheridan tank, hit treeline, burned, killing three on board, one soldier on the ground, and injuring two crew.

October

14 Oct 1987 L-100-30 #HB-ILF of Zimex Aviation was shot down after take-off from Cuito, Angola.

November

16 Nov 1987 C-130A #TT-PAC of the Chadian Air Force crashed landed in Chad.

December

9 Dec 1987 USN LC-130R BuNo #159131, c/n 4522, operated by VXE-6 for the National Science Foundation, crashed landing at site D59, Carrefour, Antarctica, 1,200 kilometers from McMurdo, while bringing in spares for LC-130F BuNo 148321, c/n 3567, damaged when JATO bottle broke loose on take-off, February 1, 1971 and not repaired and flown out until January 1988. c/n 4522 written off.
12 Dec 1987 C-130H #2468 of the Brazilian Air Force crashed into sea on approach to Fernando de Noronha island, Brazil. 29 were killed.