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C-130 Accidents & Mishaps for the Argentinian Air Force

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Found 5 aircraft, displaying 1- 5 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
09 Sep 2023 [ ] TC-64 FAA Esc 1 C-130H Details
The front nose wheel collapsed at Natal AFB while returning from Israel collecting ammunition.
28 Aug 1975 [ w/o] TC-62 FAA Esc 1 C-130E Details
Destroyed when bomb exploded on runway in front of aircraft during take-off from Tucuman, Argentina. Four of the 114 on board were killed.
01 Jun 1982 [ w/o] TC-63 FAA Esc 1 C-130E Details
Shot down 93 kilometers north of Pebble Island with an AIM-9L Sidewinder and 30mm gun fire from Royal Navy Sea Harrier XZ451. Pilot of the Sea Harrier was Lt. N Ward based on HMS Invincible during the Falklands war. Ultimately it was the 30mm guns that did the damage when it severed one of the wing of the C-130 killing all seven on board. Earlier in the war, on May 29, 1982 a Hercules had dropped a bomb on the British tanker "British Wye." That bomb didn't detonate, but fear of the bombs dropped from an Argentina Hercules was enough to cause this aircraft to become a target.
11 Feb 1988 [ act] TC-66 FAA Esc 1 C-130H Details
Damaged in a landing accident at Rio Grande when the aircraft skidded off the runway. Aircraft was repaired at Lockheed Matins Argentina's facility.
16 May 1996 [ w/o] TC-67 FAA Esc 1 C-130H Details
Wrecked in a non-fatal landing accident at Tandil, Argentina. Aircraft nose was where most damage was located and was considered repairable but never was. Aircraft was stripped for spare parts and was struck off charge on December 31, 1999. Also said to have occurred on May 15th.

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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