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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:xx AUG 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C30J model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hercules C.4 (C-130J-30)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: ZH873
C/n / msn: 5457
First flight: 1998
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Erbil (   Iraq)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
After a hard landing in the Syrian desert, while being used by the British SAS (Special Forces), the plane was subsequently declared a write-off.

Sources:
» RAF lost C-130J in Iraq (janes.com, 29 June 2018)
» British Air Force Lost Special Forces Plane on Covert Syria Mission (haaretz.com, 4 July 2018)
» Airframe Details for C-130 #5457 (c-130.net)


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