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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Montag 15 Februar 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed LC-130F Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 148318
Werknummer: 3562
Baujahr: 1960
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:McMurdo-Williams Field (   Antarctica)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD),
Flug nach:Christchurch International Airport (CHC/NZCH), Neuseeland
The Hercules was deployed at Antarctica during Operation Deep Freeze 71. The Hercules was taxiing on the skiway and manoeuvred around the GCA.
In poor visibility the left main ski went up over a 5.5 foot snow bank. The right wing hit the ground and broke between the two engines. The aircraft caught fire was destroyed.

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Distance from McMurdo Station-Williams Field to Christchurch International Airport as the crow flies is 3825 km (2390 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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