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C-130 Aircraft Database

C-130 Accidents & Mishaps for the Royal Air Force

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Found 18 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Dec 2009 [ act] XV177 65- 13022 RAF 47 sqn C-130K C.3A Details
Damaged in a landing accident in Afghanistan.
30 Jan 2005 [ w/o] XV179 65- 13024 RAF LTW C-130K C.1 Details
Hit by insurgent fire which caused a fire and explosion in the right wing fuel tank during take-off from Baghdad AP, Iraq killing all 10 on board.
24 Mar 1969 [ w/o] XV180 65- 13025 RAF 30 sqn C-130K C.1 Details
Stalled very shortly after take-off at RAF Fairford, England killing all six crew.
04 Jun 1975 [ act] XV181 65- 13026 RAF 242 sqn C-130K C.1 Details
Damaged in a landing mishap at RAF Thorney Island: The co-pilot was landing the aircraft during asymmetric landing training (Engine shutdown) and the a/c got away from him before the Flying Instructor could react. The port wing and number four prop struck the runway. Parts of the blade penetrated the fuselage narrowly missing the loadmaster. Pictures show starboard wing damaged by fire. Aircraft was dismantled and transported away for repairs.
27 May 1993 [ w/o] XV193 65- 13038 RAF LTW C-130K C.3P Details
Stalled right after a cargo drop and crashed at Glen Tilt, Scotland. The crew of eight air force and one Army personel were killed.
12 Sep 1972 [ w/o] XV194 65- 13039 RAF LTW C-130K C.1 Details
Damaged beyond repair after veering off the runway landing at Tromso
10 Sep 1973 [ w/o] XV198 65- 13043 RAF 48 sqn C-130K C.1 Details
Overshot the runway at RAF Colerne during landing training and simulated of an engine failure. When the second engine on that side of the aircraft failed, the aircraft was at only 400 feet and pulled to that side and went into the ground. All six onboard died.
Unknown [ sto] XV295 66- 13538 C-130K C.1 Details
nose wheel collapsed on landing at RAF Lyneham.
11 Jun 1999 [ w/o] XV298 66- 13541 C-130K C.1 Details
Crashed on take-off when the load shifted. Also reported that it hit something during take-off. Was departing Kukes airstrip, Albania.
06 May 2010 [ w/o] XV304 66- 13547 RAF LTW C-130K C.3A Details
Wheels up landing during a training exercise at RAF Brize Norton. Unconfirmed if could not get gear down or if the crew forgot to lower the gear. Crew of four were fine.
27 Aug 2007 [ w/o] XV205 66- 8555 RAF 47 sqn C-130K C.1 Details
Wrecked during a hard landing on rough airstrip at night in Afghanistan. Entire crew was ok. It was shortly after destroyed by British forces as the aircraft had important equipment that was not to fall into enemy hands.
24 May 2006 [ w/o] XV206 66- 8556 RAF 47 sqn C-130K C.1 Details
Wrecked at a dirt landing strip after hitting land mine on roll-out near Lashkar Gar, Afghanistan. The exploding landmine holed the port external fuel tank and set the number two (port inner) engine on fire. A crew of nine and 26 passengers (including SAS troops) escaped safely. Later the government revealed a large amount of cash was onboard that was to be reward money for warlords in Afghanistan to be used to gain help and intelligence.
27 Jun 1985 [ act] XV206 66- 8556 RAF 1312 Flt C-130K C.1 Details
In-flight collision with Westland Sea King HAS5, XZ919 of 826 NAS North off the Falkland Islands, at around 300 ft. Four crew of helicopter killed. The Hercules lost 12ft of it's port wing but landed safely at Mount Pleasant.
Unknown [ act] XV209 66- 8559 RAF LTW C-130K C.1 Details
Kingsfield Cyprus c. 1972. The crew got off, leaving No.3 engine running and the Loadie on the brakes. Brake pressure bled away and the aircraft taxied into the gliding club’s hangar.
09 Nov 1971 [ w/o] XV216 66- 8566 RAF 24 sqn C-130K C.1 Details
Part of Exercise Coldstream, Callsign 'Chalk 4'. The aircraft crashed near the Meloria rocks, four miles west of Livorno with no survivors (5 aircrew, 1 British parachute jumping instructor & 46 Italian paratroopers inside).

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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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