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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Fecha:lunes 15 febrero 1971
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed LC-130F Hercules
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 148318
Numéro de série: 3562
Año de Construcción: 1960
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:McMurdo-Williams Field (   Antártida)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antártida
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Christchurch International Airport (CHC/NZCH), Nueva Zelanda
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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