HaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10166 times:
If I remember correctly, the C-130 JATO landing scenario was being tested out for a plan to rescue hostages back in the mid 80's. Probably the hostages in Iran, though that part is fuzzy. Pretty impressive video, seen it a long time ago and this time I saved it. I think it could have worked, but they scrapped the idea after that accident.
Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1563 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10202 times:
Now that you mention it, it was for the hostage rescue mission in Iran. The plan was to land the C-130 on a soccer field near the embassy, pickup the hostages and get out. Glad they tried it before they went over there.