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asuflyer
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Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:19 am

A Philippine Military C-130 has gone missing with 9 onboard.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i...frMXPao9sKJBxs1lCaGxTv0MwD92PM2GG0

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080826/...on_re_as/philippines_plane_missing

I pray and hope for the best of this situation.
 
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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:27 am



Quoting Asuflyer (Thread starter):
A Philippine Military C-130 has gone missing with 9 onboard.

Thank you very much for posting. These are the only two operational Hercs of the Philippine Air Force, and they are very old. Maybe we'll know later which one had gone missing.

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Quoting Asuflyer (Thread starter):
I pray and hope for the best of this situation.

As I and millions of others do. There have been some intense fighting in the Southern Philippines lately.

On another note, perhaps this should be moved to Mil Av?
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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:16 am

This is terrible.

Hope all on board are okay.
 
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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:37 pm

I hear it was actually an L100 that crashed and not a C-130. The former is a civilian version while the latter, military.

Tail # of the plane that crashed was 4593 formerly owned & operated by the Phil. Aerospace Dev't Corp, an arm of the Department of Transportation and Communication, that later transferred the plane to the PAF.

While we're on the subject of DVO and PAF see images of both subjects at:
http://www.pbase.com/philippineaviation/philippine_air_force
http://www.pbase.com/philippineaviation/davao_airport_08
http://www.pbase.com/philippineaviation/davao_airport
 
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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:09 am

The wreckage has been located off of Samal Island. 9 crew members aboard assumed lost.

Local fisherman report the aircraft was struck by lightning after takeoff. The local rumor mill is abuzz with alternate explanations, partially fueled by the discovery of an improvised explosive device at an elementary school near the airport.
KU, KL, PK, CO, AA, US, UA, WN, AS, FL, BR, MH, KE, OZ, PR, 5J
 
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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:57 am

Souls aboard upped to 11.

US Navy is sending USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS 51) to assist in the salvage effort.


http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/net....ship.to.help.in.c.130.search.html
KU, KL, PK, CO, AA, US, UA, WN, AS, FL, BR, MH, KE, OZ, PR, 5J
 
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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:13 am

From the link above.....

Quote:
"It was last inspected on August 15, when it was fitted with a new engine."

Ironic that it crashed soon after having a new engine fitted?
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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:32 pm

Where exactly is Samal Island? Was the aircraft involved in the recent fighting in Mindenao?
Two weeks ago two bombs exploed in my girlfriend's hometown of Iligan City, after the Filipino Army and PNP reconquered some districts, which had been occupied by the MILF a few wekks earlier.
My girlfriend's younger brother was sent down to Marawi City with his PNP unit to patrol infantry style last week .

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RE: Philippine Military C-130 Missing

Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:00 pm



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
Where exactly is Samal Island?

See map about midway down the page.....

http://bridex.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/island-hopping-in-davao-gulf/

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7):
Was the aircraft involved in the recent fighting in Mindenao?

Check news items here.....

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...view_article.php?article_id=157809
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