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Airframe Details for C-130 #4553

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Aircraft: 4553 (73-1589)

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LM Aero T/V 4553
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered RCAF 130329
Current RCAF 130329
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Oct 1974 [act] 130329 C-130H
17 Oct 1974 [act] 130329 RCAF 436 TS C-130H
Unknown [act] 130329 RCAF 435 TRS C-130H
First operational LAPES mission flown on April 8, 1982.
16 Nov 1982 [msh] 130329 RCAF 435 TRS C-130H AIB Report
Crashed at CFB Edmonton, Alberta during LAPES mission after chute opened and the load did not clear the aircraft. Centre of gravity changed and the aircraft suddenly banked left and impacted the ground with all seven crew (six Canadians and one American) members killed.
16 Nov 1982 [w/o] 130329 RCAF 435 TRS C-130H

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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