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Airframe Details for C-130 #3077

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Aircraft: 3077 (56-0469)
LM Aero T/V 3077
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 56-469
Current USAF 56-469
Status [i/a]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 56-469 C-130A
07 Jul 1966 [msh] 56-469 C-130A

While flying a mission to Qui Nhon Air Base the right aft main gear broke and was hanging down from three to five feet below the forward gear, with the wheel turned 90° from its normal position. The aircraft was forced to fly to Da Nang Air Base after jettisoning its load of mixed cargo and explosives over water 25 miles east Northeast of Nha Trang. The aircraft touched smoothly-just before the start of the foam, roll-out was uneventful until the end of the foam strip was reached, when the sudden increase in drag from the damaged gear evidently resulted in an tilt to the right sufficient to cause the number 4 engines propeller to strike the runway and separated from the engine.
Unknown [con] 56-469 AC-130A
Converted to AC-130A.
Unknown [act] 56-469 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A
Unknown [act] 56-469 USAF 711 SOS AC-130A " Grim Reaper"
Unknown [i/a] 56-469 AC-130A
To Sheppard AFB as a GC-130A.
Unknown [i/a] 56-469 AC-130A
Inactive at Hurlburt Field, Florida, fuselage only.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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