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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 29 August 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hercules C.1P (C-130K)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: XV205
C/n / msn: 4230
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:within Helmand Province (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Hercules transport plane landed heavily on at night on a rough airstrip in the Afghan desert. The airplane, from 47 RAF Lyneham, was badly damaged and could not be recovered. It was being used to transport SAS units and was equipped with highly classified satellite and high frequency radio communications suites. Because of the presence of Taliban troops in the area, some equipment was removed, and the plane was blown up.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that XV205 was the plane involved in the mishap. The accident happened at or just prior to August 29.



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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