C-130 Aircraft Database

Airframe Details for C-130 #3126

C-130 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: : 3126 (56-0518)
LM Aero T/V 3126
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 56-518
Current USAF 56-518
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Aug 1957 [act] 56-518 C-130A
Unknown [act] 56-518 USAF 328 TAS C-130A
02 Nov 1972 [act] 56-518 VPAF 918 Reg 'HCM' C-130A
On April 29, 1975 this aircraft made an historic flight during the fall of Saigon. It was the last C-130 to fly out of Tan Son Nhut AB. In total, 452 people were crowded on board which included 32 people in the cockpit. The aircraft managed to find its way to Thailand where the aircraft rejoined US armed forces.
30 Apr 1975 [act] 56-518 USAF 185 TAS C-130A
Unknown [act] 56-518 USAF 105 TAS C-130A
28 Jun 1989 [i/a] 56-518 C-130A
Flew to Little Rock AFB on this date and was readied for display at that base.
Jan 1995 [pre] 56-518 C-130A
Preserved at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas.

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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