Serial for Egyptian Hercules crash 21 Sep 2014 - 78-0759

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Unread post17 Nov 2014, 14:44

Does anyone know the tail number or the Lockheed number of the Herk that crashed a couple of months ago.

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Unread post05 Dec 2014, 17:13

Yeah, no one seems to know the aircraft involved.

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Unread post18 Feb 2015, 21:25

Current political climate likely means we may not know for a while. But just in case, does anyone out there know the serial?
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Unread post25 Feb 2015, 16:10

Hi Jon,

New here but I was thinking that a fairly easy way to find out would be to compare a picture of the crash with images of all EAF C-130s and check the paint schemes.

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Here's a list of all Egyptian C-130s I drew from the database that have not been written off yet:

I might have to double check some of the other serials but I strongly suspect the crashed C-130H was:
78-0759 1280/SU-BAL.

Have a look for yourself:

It might also be good to check spotter reports of Egyptian C-130s that have been seen after Sep 2014.

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Unread post26 Feb 2015, 09:57

Hi Mich,

Thanks for looking into this one and welcome to the forum. Your evidence is very compelling and this could 'possibly' be 'SU-BAL' that was lost C-130 from Egypt. Shame there has not been any confirmation about the this from any sources.

Anyone got a photo of SU-BAL we can use to update the database?

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Unread post26 Feb 2015, 15:54

There's this picture on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischen ... TEn-7PPTtZ

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Unread post26 Feb 2015, 21:41

I've put the photos side by side. It's not 100% conclusive to me yet but can't find a better matching paint scheme:

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Unread post26 Feb 2015, 21:46

Anyone who can tell what this is?

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Unread post27 Feb 2015, 01:10

Hercmaster wrote:I've put the photos side by side. It's not 100% conclusive to me yet but can't find a better matching paint scheme:

78-0759_1280_SU-BAL.jpg


The two on the right I would say don't quite match.
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Unread post08 Jul 2015, 22:02

I think the aircraft that crashed has to be one of the following:

1285/SU-BAR
1287/SU-BAT
1289/SU-BAV
1296/SU-BPJ
1298[SU-BPL]

All of the other Egyptian C-130s have been noted since October 2014. I suspect it is one of the first three because I believe 1296 and 1298 (ex Danish) are still in their original grey paint scheme.

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Unread post09 Jul 2015, 14:54

Whity wrote:Anyone who can tell what this is?


If I'm not mistaken, that is the old style VOR antenna. It was a box type antenna that was slid into the vertical from teh left side and then attached via screws on both sides (metal doublers attached to acft on right side, doublers attached to antenna box on left side). The system has since been replaced/deactivated...the box stayed in place and blade antennas were added to both the left and right sides (see pix below).

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Unread post09 Jul 2015, 23:15

mekong68 wrote:
Whity wrote:Anyone who can tell what this is?

If I'm not mistaken, that is the old style VOR antenna. It was a box type antenna that was slid into the vertical from teh left side and then attached via screws on both sides (metal doublers attached to acft on right side, doublers attached to antenna box on left side). The system has since been replaced/deactivated...the box stayed in place and blade antennas were added to both the left and right sides.


Thank you for clarifying that!

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