Monday, February 22, 2010

Poland grounds Hercules fleet after Afghan mishap


Poland has grounded its two Lockheed Martin C-130Es following an accident in Afghanistan on 5 February.Sources say aircraft "1506" suffered structural damage after its crew performed a 4g manoeuvre to avoid a collision with a mountain and struck tree tops. The incident is believed to have followed false indications from flight instruments, they claim.On loan to Poland since last November, the centre fuselage, wing root area and one underwing fuel tank of the US Air Force-owned aircraft were damaged, while almost its entire elevator was separated......................................Full Story

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