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Last updated: 6 December 2016
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:dimanche 1 juillet 2012
Heure:ca 18:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 93-1458
Numéro de série: 5363
Année de Fabrication: 1994
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Edgemont, SD (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS/KCOS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS/KCOS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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.


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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