Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4257 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10021 times:
An American Hercules transport plane skid of the taxiway at Evenes airport in Norway this evening. The plane skidded into a pile of snow. One piece of one of the propellers broke loose and was launced some 300 meters through the air. The airplane was heading for a maintenance facility when the incident happend.
One person is sendt to hospital. The gravity is not known.
the propellar landed t a carpark without hurting people or cars.
There is currently a military exsercise being conducted in Norway called Cold Response , incorporating some 8500 soldiers from 14 different countries. The American Hercuels and crew was one of the participants
Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10021 times:
Apparently the wheelstoppers that is placed infront of the wheels, somehow slipped and therefore the power of the propellars made the plane move uncontrollably without warning and before anyone manage to react the plane skidded a few meters and two of the proppellars crashed into a pile of snow and broke off the plane. They flew some 300 meters and landed on a carpark nearby. The propellars were smashed.
One person who was a passenger on the Hercules is apparently lightly injured.
KingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9944 times:
When I was in C-130s and parked on ice we would use sand bags for chocks to keep that from happening. From the picture it looks like an Air Force blade. I've been through Norway a few times with the Navy C-130s and immediately thought it was one of those.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12238 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9909 times:
It looks like the airplane is a HC-130H. It has underwing fuel tanks between the engines, and refueling pods outboard of the engines, as well as that funny radome. It does not seem to have any markings or US roundels.
I am glade the propeller blade missed everyone. That would hurt, a lot, but not for long.
CFMitch56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9427 times:
The AFSOC (Special Operations Command) paint scheme keep us from knowing her identity, but here are two similarly configured C-130s. The nose leads me to believe it's not an MC-130W, and the extra wing fuel pods don't seem to be on MC-130H, so it's probably an MC-130P. What do you think?
HercPPMX From United States of America, joined May 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9159 times:
It looks like a MC-130P or "combat shadow" It's amazing that no one was hurt by the flying prop blades. It's been a year or so since I put a prop together but each of those blades weighs at least 150 lbs if not more.