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Last updated: 23 January 2019
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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 International Airport (EBL) (   Iraq)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Erbil International Airport (EBL/ORER), Iraq
Narrative:
The plane was reportedly declared a write-off after a hard landing at Erbil, Iraq. The aircraft was being used by the British SAS (Special Forces).

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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