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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Datum:maandag 15 februari 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed LC-130F Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 148318
Constructienummer: 3562
Bouwjaar: 1960
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:McMurdo-Williams Field (   Antarctica)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
Vliegveld van aankomst:Christchurch International Airport (CHC/NZCH), Nieuw-Zeeland
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen McMurdo Station-Williams Field en Christchurch International Airport bedraagt 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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