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Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Datum:zondag 28 januari 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed LC-130R Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 155917
Constructienummer: 4305
Bouwjaar: 1968
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:South Pole Station (   Antarctica)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
Vliegveld van aankomst:South Pole-Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica
Beschrijving:
The plane was making a GCA approach to the South Pole Station ice landing strip. Ice fog was present causing the pilot to initiate a go-around on finals. The plane was too low and slammed down. The tail hit the ground, wingtips and props hit the snow and came off. The impact cracked open the fuselage at the paratroop doors, and the 500 gallon MOGAS bladder that was strapped to the ramp came loose, fell out, and was ignited by flames streaming from the broken wing tanks.

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De afstand tussen McMurdo Station-Williams Field en South Pole-Amundsen-Scott Station bedraagt 1892 km (1183 miles).

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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