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    C-130 Down.

    This hits home.
    I don't care how old the crew was, they were as historic as was the aircraft. I've flown on Hercs and have broke bread and drank beer with Herc crews. They are one with their ladies.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/aust...res-crash.html
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    Wow, just opened up the puter and its the first article I see. Foxnews. https://www.foxnews.com/world/austra...feared-crashed
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    It is too bad that happened to them and the bird.

    I too have ridden many a mile on them.

    We had a close call on one flight, made an emergency landing, switched aircraft and finished the flight.

    I was on the flight deck on one flight and was allowed to operate the Loran system and plot our position.

    That was something new to me at the time.

    May God look over them.
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    Not often C-130 goes down. As old as many are they are one tough aircraft. Seen them land with serious damage and make it look easy. They could make the heater work better.
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    I may be waaaay off base on this (I have no direct knowledge)but can they not still be airborne after loosing say one or two engines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1skrewsloose View Post
    I may be waaaay off base on this (I have no direct knowledge)but can they not still be airborne after loosing say one or two engines?
    Depends on the load, they were carrying a full load of fire retardant,

    could have snapped a main spar like the A-26 Invader fire conversions did.

    IF they lost an engine/engines they could have dumped the load in 15 seconds as designed to do.

    They can run on two without a full load.
    Last edited by SOCOM42; 01-23-2020 at 01:37 PM.
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    I’ve got some time flying in the mesh web seats in the cargo bay.
    The airstrip at our combat base was metal PSP and very short.
    It was easier for the C-130’s little brother, the C-123 to get in and out. Those were fun to ride in.
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    Three Americans killed.

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    This is related to the brush fires, I wonder how many of them in California and Australia were lit by muzslimes?????

    Last I heard there were 147 people in custody charged with arson, who, what and why??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    This is related to the brush fires, I wonder how many of them in California and Australia were lit by muzslimes?????

    Last I heard there were 147 people in custody charged with arson, who, what and why??????
    Most of the Australia fire were arson . They already know that.
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