Scratch one C-130

#1
Task Force Maysan has blown up an RAF C-130 after it got damaged on landing last night. Fortunately nobody was badly hurt. An expensive evening's work neverthless....
anyone care to share any similar experiences ? I'll start by fessing up that I was once commanding a tank that rolled. Quite a pricey repair job :thumbdown:
 
#2
took a merc 814 (civi lease waggon) through the Mcdonalds drive through in Bochum next the the Sabre that's light up at night .......scratch one sign and some damage to the truck....MT Sgt got posted and ripped up all the outstanding MT3's as a leaving pressie so got away with it :thumright:
 
#8
[quote="Bat_Crab ]Depends if it was a K or a J...[/quote]

Beat me to it Bat_Crab I too am wondering if it was a J or K ,would be the first loss of a J world wide I believe.
 
#9
Cat_Funt said:
[quote="Bat_Crab ]Depends if it was a K or a J...
Beat me to it Bat_Crab I too am wondering if it was a J or K ,would be the first loss of a J world wide I believe.[/quote]

Certainly the first loss of a RAF J. 3 Ks in two and a bit years across two theatres would be a bit worrying, I'm just happy the death toll hasn't been higher; it could have been much worse, considering how much you can fit in a herc.
 
#11
We should of course remember that we destroyed the airframe ourselves as it was deemed impossible/too risky to recover. Not quite a 'crash' although I suppose veering off the strip with an engine on fire comes pretty f*****g close! Cause of engine fire NYK.
 
#13
Bubbles_Barker said:
We should of course remember that we destroyed the airframe ourselves as it was deemed impossible/too risky to recover. Not quite a 'crash' although I suppose veering off the strip with an engine on fire comes pretty f*****g close! Cause of engine fire NYK.
Where did you get the info about the engine fire?
 
#14
nigegilb said:
Bubbles_Barker said:
We should of course remember that we destroyed the airframe ourselves as it was deemed impossible/too risky to recover. Not quite a 'crash' although I suppose veering off the strip with an engine on fire comes pretty f*****g close! Cause of engine fire NYK.
Where did you get the info about the engine fire?
Couldn't possibly say.
 
#16
TheHelpfulStacker said:
No, I believe we are still in double figures.
Nice and equal now - 24 of each.
 
#17
Some one had a fun job ."see that herc blow it up please" :bom: .
Though probably made someone who was hoping for a flight out on it do it.
 
#18
Does anyone know how it got so damaged as they are a pretty robust crate, or was it a completely fked landing and they pranged something, vehicle / ditch ?
 
#19
Having had the pleasure of occupying wasted space on the flight deck, my guess would be a mis-judged tactical landing after a hot tactical approach ... but what do I know?

Herc drivers, like most, have a strong sense of self-preservation [being at the front, and wanting to continue to draw the pay]. In an hostile environment, possibly with things in the cockpit going "ping", "boing" or "whee", it is possible he just over-cooked it a bit.

Ever lost a bit of control in your car on a fast bend?
 
#20
I bet the REME could have got it going sufficiently for self recovery, get a driver from the RLC to drive it back and bobs your uncle.

Bloody RAF they really don't try do they ;-)
 

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