Wed, Feb 14, 2007
Aircraft Deemed Unrecoverable By Coalition Forces
The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced Tuesday the decision
to destroy a Royal Air Force (RAF) C-130 Hercules (file photo
below) following a landing incident 12 miles north of
Al-Amarah in the southern Iraq province of Maysan.
According to reports in the UK press, two people -- officials
would not confirm they were military members -- suffered
minor injuries in the incident and were taken to a hospital.
The MoD said although there was no evidence of hostile
action, the plane was significantly damaged during the landing
After attending the injured, military personnel secured the
area allowing the RAF to assess the damage to the
The plane was destroyed about three hours later after
technicians determined the extensive damage prevented
flight to an area where repairs could be made.
An MoD spokesman told the BBC, "It was concluded that the
aircraft could not be recovered without exposing our personnel to
undue risk. There was also a potential risk that anti-Iraqi forces
might obtain information on specialist equipment. The aircraft was
therefore safely destroyed by multinational forces."
UK military spokesmen stressed the aircraft was involved in
routine re-supply operations, and there was no evidence of enemy
action in the incident.
Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wed>[...]
Also: United Bars Security Expert, Airborne Advisors, NTSB Video, Avidyne, Cessna, Airport Access Tempest Plus Marketing Group has announced support for Able Flight as a Platinum L>[...]
SnF2015 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products in>[...]
Progressive Aerodyne Does it All -- Land, Sea and Sky! Explore 'no limits' living in the newly FAA certified Searey Elite Amphibious Light Sport Airplane. This distinctive aircraft>[...]
Aerospace Web Aerospaceweb.org is a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a va>[...]