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C-130 J Super Hercules military aircraft crashes in Gwalior

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  1. Soumya

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    Gwalior: An Indian Air Force aircraft, one of six bought from the US two years ago, has crashed near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

    The C-130 J plane, also known as super Hercules, had reportedly taken off from Agra in Uttar Pradesh and crashed 72 miles from Gwalior.

    The multi-role special operations aircraft, had reportedly been used during the recent search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH 370. It was also used in relief operations after the Uttarakhand floods and for a recent landing at Daulat Beg Oldie near the border with China.

    C-130 J Super Hercules military aircraft crashes in Gwalior | NDTV.com

    2 dead in crash. RIP..
     
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    2 IAF helicopters on their way to the crash site.
     
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    RIP to fallen. I wonder if a replacement will be ordered.
     
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    IAF's Super Hercules transport plane crashes near Gwalior


    New Delhi: In a tragic incident, Indian Air Force's new C-130J Super Hercules transport plane - configured for special operations and airborne assault - crashed near Gwalior, on Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border, on Friday.

    The information was provided by the Sheopur Collector
    The C-130J aircraft was one of the six bought from the US two years ago.

    The plane had reportedly taken off from Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The incident is shocking since the plane, known as the safest aircraft, is known to have capabilities of landing and taking off even in improvised or short airfields, and without lights.

    India had recently deployed a C-130J Super Hercules of the Indian Air Force in Kuala Lumpur to take part in the international search for the missing Malaysian airliner in the South Indian Ocean region.

    More details are awaited.

    IAF`s Super Hercules transport plane crashes near Gwalior
     
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    IAF: The aircraft was airborne from Agra at 1000 hrs for a routine flying training mission.
    IAF: One C-130J Aircraft of the IAF crashed 72 miles west of Gwalior airbase on 28 March 2014.

    Details of how many on board not known . C130 J normally has a 5-member crew

    IAF: A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the C 130J accident.

    The IAF C-130J that crashed was only 3 years old. Search and rescue ops on. Belonged to the 77 'Veiled Vipers' Squadron.
     
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    Why do we have so many crashes??? :YUNO:
     
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    Antim pranam heroes .
     
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    RIP. Sad incident.

    Before this 2 other C-130Js had crashed. One in UK, 2007 and other in Norway, 2012.
     
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    RIP to fallen.

    Its shocking.
     
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    Well most guys know that
    Well most guys know that C-130 has a very good service record in USA, wonder why the plane crashed?
    I guess the maintenance by IAF could not be being done the right way.
    Even MiG-21 has better service record in any other air force except the IAF.
     
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    all 5 crew members Pilot, Co-pilot, a loadmaster, a navigator & a fight engineer dead.
     
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