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28 Jan 1973 USN LC-130R BuNo #155917, c/n 4305, of VXE-6, crash landing at South Pole Station, Antarctica


10 Sep 1973 Hercules C.1 #XV198 of the RAF (48 Squadron) crashed at RAF Colerne in Wiltshire. It was carrying out co-pilot training when it was overshooting from runway 07 with a simulated engine failure when the other engine on that side failed. At that height (400 ft) and speed involved, the asymmetric forces proved too much for the crew to control and the aircraft dived into the ground. All five crew died.


15 Oct 1973 USAF C-130E, #62-1845, c/n 3808, of the 62nd Tactical Airlift Squadron, 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, crashed on the north side of Sugarloaf Mountain, 20 miles (45 kilometers) south of Fort Smith, Arkansas. The aircraft exploded on impact and was destroyed by fire. All seven crew were killed.