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Airframe Details for C-130 #3765

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Aircraft: 3765
LM Aero T/V 3765
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered SAAF 405
Current SAAF 405
Status [msh]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 405 C-130B
Unknown [act] 405 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B
Unknown [act] 405 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Special markings for South Africa Air Force 80th Anniversary.
Unknown [act] 405 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B
23 Apr 2020 [msh] 405 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B
Whilst Denel was reading Hercules 405 for service after major overhaul, the nose wheel retracted during engine start-up, resulting in the nose of the aircraft settling onto the ground. It appeared that no damage was caused as the aircraft re-entered service a short time later.
05 Jul 2020 [msh] 405 SAAF 28 sqn C-130B

Came off runway after making a 180 degree turn at Ysterplaat AFB. During the turn, the nose wheel went off the runway, its main wheels creating furrows parallel to the runway and sank into soft mud. Damage minimal and was ferried back to Waterkloof AFB same day.

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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