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Pakistani C-130 crash lands after training flight

November 9, 2018 (by Asif Shamim) - A Pakistani Air Force C-130 (believed to be #4180) crash landed at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi on Friday.

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PAF C-130 on fire after a hard landing at Nur Khan AB on November 9, 2018. [Photographer Unknown]

The aircraft was making a routine landing when the tyre burst and skidded off the runway. The aircraft caught fire after hitting a wall. The aircrew safely evacuated the aircraft as reported by local authorities.

The C-130 was on a routine training flight, said a spokesman for the service and added that the fire was extinguished and all crew members are safe.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to ascertain the cause of the incident., added the PAF spokesman.

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PAF C-130E #4180 is coming in for landing at Cigli AB in July of 2011. [Photo by Mario Michels]