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C-130 Aircraft Database

C-130 Accidents & Mishaps for the United States Navy

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Found 20 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
15 Feb 1971 [ w/o] 148318 59- 5922 USNavy VX-6 LC-130F Details
Hit snow wall causing wing to hit ground and break while taxiing at McMurdo, Antarctica.
15 Jan 1975 [ act] 148319 59- 5923 USNavy VX-6 LC-130F Details
JATO bottle broke loose during a take-off run at Dome Charlie Antarctica. Was repaired on site and flew out on December 25, 1976.
31 Dec 1993 [ act] 148319 59- 5923 USNavy VXE-6 LC-130F Details
Damaged during take off at an Antarctica camp site. No one was injured in the mishap. Aircraft was relatively easy to repair.
04 Nov 1975 [ act] 148320 59- 5924 USNavy VX-6 LC-130F Details
Crash at Dome Charlie, Antarctica. Aircraft was repaired on site and flown out on December 26, 1976.
Unknown [ act] 148320 59- 5924 USNavy VXE-6 LC-130F Details
Nose ski was dipped down at the front during landing, caught the snow damaging the ski, nose gear, starboard ski and flap. Location of the mishap was Willy Field, Antartica and no injuries resulted with the aircraft returning to flying status shortly after. Date of loss is unknown, reportedly 1992 or 1993.
04 Dec 1971 [ act] 148321 59- 5925 USNavy VX-6 LC-130F Details
Force landed at Care Four, Antarctica after two JATO bottle came off and struck the aircraft. The ten man crew were uninjured but had to live in survival shelters for 80 hours until the weather improve enough to allow a rescue. It had been buried in the snow for 17 years before repairs began.
17 Jun 1966 [ w/o] 63-785 63- 7785 USNavy VR-8 C-130E Details
Operated on loan from USAF by US Navy squadron VR-8; exploded over sea off Cam Ranh Bay AB, Vietnam (serial number subsequently applied to C-130E 64-0507, c/n 3991, in 1972, which was assigned to another agency December 31, 1964, and flew Air America missions)
15 Jan 1975 [ act] 159129 73- 0839 USNavy VXE-6 LC-130R Details
Nose ski broke on a take-off run and went through the bottom of aircraft from Dome Charlie. Repaired on site and flown out.
09 Dec 1987 [ w/o] 159131 73- 0841 USNavy VXE-6 LC-130R Details
Crashed on landing while bringing in spares for LC-130F BuNo 148321 at Carrefour, Antarctica when it was damaged on February 1, 1971.
Dec 1984 [ act] 160740 76- 0491 USNavy VXE-6 LC-130R Details
Damaged at Starshot Glacier, Antartica. Was repaired.
29 Aug 1992 [ act] 149793 USNavy VRC-50 C-130F Details
Was trapped by a partially collapsed hangar in the aftermath of Typhoon Omar which struck NAS Andersen, Guam.
27 Aug 1992 [ act] 149794 USNavy VRC-50 C-130F Details
Heavily damaged in Typhoon Omar at NAS Agana, Guam.
15 Jan 1972 [ w/o] 151890 USNavy VQ-4 EC-130G Details
Written off following damage from in-flight fire as a result of an electrical failure in a wing fuel tank. The fire was out by the time the aircraft crash landed in a farmers field, but the damage to the aircraft was enough that it couldn't be repaired.
21 Jun 1977 [ w/o] 156176 USNavy VQ-3 EC-130Q Details
TACAMOPAC Crew 4.crashed into the water on take-off at night from Wake Island. All 16 on board were killed.
28 Jan 1973 [ w/o] 155917 USNavy VXE-6 LC-130R Details
Crashed on landing in white-out conditions at South Pole Station, Antarctica.

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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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