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C-130 Accidents & Mishaps for the Civilian

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Found 60 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
06 Sep 2000 [ w/o] N116TG 56- 0478 C-130A Details
Crashed while fighting forest fire at Burzet, France killing 2 of the 4 on board.
10 Jun 1991 [ w/o] J6-SLQ 56- 0491 DC-130A Details
Crashed due to shifted load on take-off from Luanda, Angola. There are several reports as to why this aircraft crashed. They include that the aircraft clipped a tree during night landing and another states an engine failure.
17 Jun 2002 [ w/o] N130HP 56- 0538 C-130A Details
Wings failed during a fire retardant delivery near Walker, California. The three flight crew were killed.
13 Aug 1994 [ w/o] N135FF 56- 0540 C-130A Details
Crashed in mountainous terrain near Pearblossom, California.
25 Aug 2019 [ sto] N119TG 57- 0520 C-130A Details
Crashed on landing at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport following a bleed air duct failure and subsequent damage to electrical and hydraulic systems. The right MLG retracted on touchdown and the aircraft departed runway. The captain ground-looped the aircraft to avoid other aircraft on ground. No injuries to the seven crew members and company employees was reported. In November of 2019 the four engines and props had been removed and the right wing sustained possibly catastrophic damage, along with the number 4 propeller. The aircraft had 15148.2 hours at time of impact.
04 Jun 2010 [ w/o] S9-BAT L100-30 Details
Landing accident at Sharana AB, Afghanistan caused considerable damage when the aircraft came down beside the runway. Propeller from engine four seperated from the aircraft and landing gear came up into the airframe. Unknown if will be repaired.
24 May 1977 [ msh] N24ST L100-30 Details
Damaged due to a fire in the wing.
Unknown [ act] N24ST L100-30 Details
Damaged during a landing mishap at Witchita, Kansas. Was quickly repaired.
29 Dec 1984 [ w/o] N24ST L100-30 Details
Destroyed on ground when it landing during UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola - Portuguese: Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola) guerrilla attack at Cafunfo, Angola. Gunfire resulted in a fire which spread. 4 crew members were on board when it was attacked after landing Captain Gerhardt Opel, F/O William Read, F/E Allan Bungard and Loadmaster Paul Higgins F/O Read was killed and the other 3 were held captive for 3 months until the Red Cross negotiated their release.
01 Jun 1967 [ act] 9J-RBZ L100 Details
Damaged by fire in left wheel well at Dar es Salaam, Zambia. Was repaired.
11 Apr 1968 [ w/o] 9J-RBZ L100 Details
Destroyed in ground collision when brakes failed and collided with L-100 (c/n 4137) 9J-RCY at Ndola, Zambia. Both L-100's were written-off.
Aug 1969 [ con] CF-PWN L100 Details
Damaged at Eureka, North West Territories. During repairs was upgraded to L100-20 with a stretch fuselage.
27 Nov 1989 [ w/o] N9205T L100-20 Details
Crashed on landing at Jamba, Angola. Few details known about this mishap. The aircraft was named the Grey Ghost, not actually named on the aircraft, but nick name due to the plane slate colored paint scheme. It has been stated, not confirmed that this is proof that Tepper was flying CIA missions to support UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola - Portuguese: Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola). At minimum, five on board were killed.
11 Apr 1968 [ w/o] 9J-RCY L100 Details
Destroyed in ground collision when hit by L-100 (c/n 4109) 9J-RBZ when it's brakes failed at Ndola, Angola. Four crew were fine. Both L100's were written-off.
16 May 1968 [ w/o] N9267R L100 Details
Burned out after propeller struck the ground while taxiing at Macuma, Ecuador. Everyone on board was safe.

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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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