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Airframe Details for C-130 #4050

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Aircraft: 4050 (64-17628)

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LM Aero T/V 4050
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered RCAF 10309
Current RCAF 10309
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 10309 C-130E
Unknown [act] 10309 RCAF 436 TS C-130E
27 Apr 1967 [msh] 10309 RCAF 436 TS C-130E AIB Report
Crash after take-off only 2 miles North East of RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario after over 20 previous take-off's and landings for training. It has been speculated possibly due to elevator trim failure. Official report blames the left yoke trim switch failure due to design issues leading it to get stuck or seize in the nose down attitude. Pilot failed to take corrective actions to counter the change it attitude in enough time for a safe recovery. All six onboard were killed.
27 Apr 1967 [w/o] 10309 RCAF 436 TS C-130E

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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Feb 01, 2024 - 12:08 AM
RCAF C-130 Crash Trenton Ontario 1966

I lived in a house about a mile from the crash site, the crash made our house shake. My dad was a Herc pilot at the time of this crash, I remember the problem was one of the outer propellers went into reverse thrust. The Herc was quite close to the ground and couldn't recover. It was a common problem in the early Hercs. After my dad retirement he worked with CAE along with a few other retired Herc pilots, running the simulator program, I had many chances flying the simulator, my dad programed the simulator to perform the same crash scenario without my knowledge. I recovered the airplane.

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