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: Solo Circumnavigation, Redbird Migration, Hartzell Propeller, WACO Air Museum, Corporate Angel, Legion Pod, Delta Compensation Last week two fixed base operations located on >[...]
Also: Zenith Open Hangar Days, KSMO Nonsense, Recalled Devices, Piper M600, 800th TBM, NASAO, Commercial Space The pilot of the last piston airplane based at San Francisco Internat>[...]
Team Has Mandated A Rest Period Every Two Months Following Fatal Accident The Blue Angels recently announced they will not be performing at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo Oct. 29 >[...]
Women Soaring Pilots Association The WSPA was founded June 11, 1986 in Tucson, AZ. The charter meeting was the result of a year's effort and input by the pilots who attended the 19>[...]
Used by ATC to inform a pilot that he/she will no longer be provided any of the services that could be received while in radar contact.>[...]