ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed C-130H Hercules 93-1458 Edgemont, SD
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Sunday 1 July 2012
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 93-1458
MSN: 5363
First flight: 1994
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Edgemont, SD (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS/KCOS), United States of America
Destination airport:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS/KCOS), United States of America
Narrative:
A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) equipped C-130 transport aircraft supporting firefighting missions crashed in the southwest corner of South Dakota, USA. The aircraft was supporting the efforts against the White Draw Fire. Four crew members were killed, two loadmasters stationed at the back of the plane survived the crash.

MAFFS is a joint U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Forest Service program designed to provide additional aerial firefighting resources when commercial and private airtankers are no longer able to meet the needs of the forest service.
MAFFS is a self-contained aerial firefighting system owned by the U.S. Forest Service that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds, covering an area one-quarter of a mile long by 100 feet wide. Once the load is discharged, it can be refilled in less than 12 minutes.

Probable Cause:

The accident investigation report released by the Air Force Air Mobility Command said the crash happened because the crew made an "inadequate assessment" of weather conditions and it flew into a microburst.

Sources:
» USAF News release
» Air Force Times
» Independent
» Shelby Star


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accident date: 01-07-2012
type: Lockheed C-130H Hercules
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accident date: 01-07-2012
type: Lockheed C-130H Hercules
registration: 93-1458
 

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