Stolen C-130 shot down?

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What do You think?

Splashed
32
68%
Crashed
8
17%
Urban Legend
7
15%
 
Total votes : 47

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Whity

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Unread post11 Mar 2015, 14:21

One theory states that the C-130 Hercules crashed into the Channel as it could not be flown single handed.

Could that be true true of the earlier Herks?
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Unread post11 Mar 2015, 23:22

I am not sure how anyone would call this an urban legend...

The London Time and Star and Bars carried the story.

Davies, Hugh, and Bramwell, Christopher, "U.S. Airman Vanishes in Giant Plane – 'I've got trouble' -then silence", The Times, London, UK, Saturday May 24, 1969.

Hoyer, Bob, U.K. Bureau Chief, "Sergeant Steals C130", The Stars and Stripes, Saturday May 24, 1969, Volume 28, Number 37, page 1, 28, column 2.
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Unread post12 Mar 2015, 09:16

h-bomb wrote:I am not sure how anyone would call this an urban legend...


Oh yeah, it definitely happened. The only mystery still surrounding it is how the Herc went down.

I am sure there are similar stories from around teh world. In 1989 for example, a Belgian Crew Chief started up F-16A FA-105 at Ørland AFB, Norway. The 28 year-old crew member took control over the aircraft, started the engine and took off, to the surprise of the Norwegian crews. Five miles from the base he crashed on a farm after being airborne for 2 minutes and 5 seconds.
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Unread post13 Mar 2015, 03:26

I voted splashed, but such a sad story.
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