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C-130 Grounded?  
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3133 times:
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I saw on CNN tonight that a headline read, "Military Grounds C-130" on Headline News. But the story they were actually reporting wasn't about the C-130. So they obviously put that up wrong. But did this happen? I can't find anything on google about it.


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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Here's a link regarding the grounding of 30 C-130E models.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050211/us_nm/arms_lockheed_grounded_dc_1


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2673 times:


Given that the RAF C130K that crashed in Iraq suffered a catastophic failure of the right wing, I wonder if there is a link here.


User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Apparently the "K" hercs in the RAF have the the mod to the wingbox allready. Not affected with this.
(Many onther C130 operators have had this problem, both Norway and Sweden had to ground pending modification some years back)


User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Hey everyone....I work on the staff of Headquarters, Air Combat Command at Langley AFB, VA. The EC-130H weapons system team folks work right down the hall from me. They did indeed ground C-130E plus put flight restrictions on other E and H models. Here's a link to air force news story about it

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123009806

By the way, I work U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk and RQ/MQ-1 and MQ-9 Predator logistics sustainment.



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

USAFMXOfficer -

Are the groundings just temporary?

Marc


User currently offlineC17loadmstr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Hopefully the groundings are temporary but for now it sounds like just over 90 C-130's have been grounded. C-17's will be picking up the slack for those 130's that were flying into Iraq & Afghanistan.

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2445 times:


IMO the RAF needs to minimise C130K useage particularly in Iraq/Afghan and take a damn good look at the wing and wing root of the C130K as a matter of urgency.


User currently offlineSidishus From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

I don't know how much commonality the E has to the A's but wingbox failure has proven to be a catastrophic problem on C-130As



the truth: first it is ridiculed second it is violently opposed finally it is accepted as self-evident
User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

USAFMXOfficer:

I tried sending you a message, but I guess you have to be a first class member to do so. In any case, I was wondering how the field was like. I've heard from some enlisted dudes in MX that as an LT, MX officer is a real chill job as you pretty much let them work, interact with them, sign off their stuff, and you're not behind a desk day in and day out.
I'm thinking about doing that if I don't fly, and then going Acquisitions or PA 2 years after (or ASAP) (since you cannot go directly into those fields as a first assignment).
Anyway, any reply is appreciated. Thanks!


User currently offlineSidishus From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Well, I had no intentions of "stealing" anything...here is another link about the C-130a fire tanker wing separation...

http://www.ruudleeuw.com/tanker130.htm



the truth: first it is ridiculed second it is violently opposed finally it is accepted as self-evident
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3292 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting Sidishus (reply 10):
Well, I had no intentions of "stealing" anything

Don't worry, that site steals pics from Airliners.net. You'd be "returning the favor".  Big grin The photo of the C-130 in the second link is horrifying, to say the least. Good thing they're being grounded to be able to find out what went wrong and save who knows how many lives.

[Edited 2005-02-16 22:10:33]

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
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So are the C-130J's constructed differently?


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