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C-130 Aircraft Database

C-130 Accidents & Mishaps for the South African 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
25 Jan 2010 [ sto] 404 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B Details
Nose gear collapsed during a 'touch-and-go' on the main runway at AFB Waterkloof, South Africa. One of the wheels separated from the nose gear and travelled under the belly causing considerable damage and possibly will not be repaired.
Oct 2004 [ act] 402 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B Details
The aircraft was damaged during a taxi exercise testing a new braking system at OR Tambo IAP. Was put into storage till at least 2008 for repairs as damages were substantial.
09 Jan 2020 [ w/o] 403 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B Details
Crash landed at Goma Airport in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and 8 crew from the UN MONUSCO mission when the left engine caught fire upon landing.
05 Jul 2020 [ ] 405 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B Details
Came off runway after making a 180 degree turn at Ysterplaat AFB. During the turn, the nose wheel went off the runway, its main wheels creating furrows parallel to the runway and sank into soft mud. Damage minimal and was ferried back to Waterkloof AFB same day.
23 Apr 2020 [ msh] 405 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B Details
Whilst Denel was reading Hercules 405 for service after major overhaul, the nose wheel retracted during engine start-up, resulting in the nose of the aircraft settling onto the ground. It appeared that no damage was caused as the aircraft re-entered service a short time later.

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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