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Airframe Details for C-130 #3530

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Aircraft: 3530 (58-0734)
LM Aero T/V 3530
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 58-734
Current SAAF 409
Status [act]
Was in a mishap sometime prior to October 1969 and parts from C-130 #58-0745 (c/n 3543) which was written-off in October of 1961 was used to repair this aircraft at Spangdahlem AB, Germany.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 58-734 C-130B
Unknown [act] 58-734 USAF 772 TAS C-130B
Unknown [con] 58-734 WC-130B
Converted to WC-130B
Unknown [act] 58-734 USAF 53 WRS WC-130B
Unknown [act] 58-734 USAF 815 WRS WC-130B
Unknown [con] 58-734 C-130B
Converted back to C-130B
Unknown [act] 58-734 USAF 706 TAS 'NO' C-130B
Unknown [act] 58-734 USAF 181 TAS C-130B
23 Nov 1993 [sto] 58-734 USAF AMARC C-130B
09 Oct 1997 [i/a] 58-734 USAF WR-ALC C-130B
Apr 1998 [act] 409 C-130B
May 1998 [act] 409 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B
On December 14, 2013, this aircraft was used to transport the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela to Mthatha Airport and then to Qunu for burial.

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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