Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 15 April 1966
Type:Lockheed CC-130B Hercules
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 10304
C/n / msn: 3590
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:North Battleford, SK (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rivers RCAF Station, MB (YYI), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A gear-up emergency landing was carried out in a wheat field after the forward cargo door had opened in flight. The nr.1 engine could not be shut down after the emergency landing, probably because of FOD damage. The Hercules described a semi-circle before coming to rest.

Classification:
Cargo door failure
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» E-mail from Mark Robinson, 2006-11-20
» The C-130 Hercules turns 50 / by Vic Johnson. In: Air Force (Vol. 28 No.4, Winter 2004/2005)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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