Questions and answers

How many c130s have crashed?

How many c130s have crashed?

Not all US C-130 losses have been crashes, 29 of those listed below were destroyed on the ground by enemy action or other non-flying accidents. From 1967 to 2005, the Royal Air Force (RAF) recorded an accident rate of about one Hercules loss per 250,000 flying hours.

What caused C-130 crash?

At least one other C-130 was grounded while investigators determine the cause of the crash, military officials said. Military chief of staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana told reporters Sunday that “the plane missed the runway and it was trying to regain power but failed and crashed.”

How many C 130s are there?

To date, more than 2,500 C-130s have been ordered and/or delivered to 63 nations around the world. Seventy countries operate C-130s, which have been produced in more than 70 different variants.

Are C 130s safe?

In its BAR, the team that was tasked by the Secretary of the Air Force said that it “came away from this review convinced that the C-130 has been and remains a very safe and dependable aircraft.”

How old is the C-130?

The C-130 Hercules is the longest continuously produced military aircraft at over 60 years, with the updated Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules currently being produced….Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

C-130 Hercules
First flight 23 August 1954
Introduction December 1956
Status In service

Can a civilian buy a C130?

The Super Hercules is finally available to the public. Like the legendary “legacy” C-130 Hercules series of ridiculously versatile military cargo haulers that was offered in civilian form under the L-100 designation, the C-130J Super Hercules now has a civilian variant of its own—the LM-100J.

How much does a AC-130 cost?

Although the AC-130U conducts some operations in daylight, most of its combat missions are conducted at night. The AC-130H’s unit cost is US$132.4 million, and the AC-130U’s cost is $190 million (fiscal 2001 dollars).