dash80
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Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 2:58 am

CNN is reporting from the Pentagon that a USMC KC-130 has crashed in Pakistan. Rescue/recovery team is enroute. No details yet.
 
Ndebele
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:00 am

Is that a DC-10 or what  Confused
 
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:04 am

No not DC-10, it's a C-130 tanker for "chopper" refueling crew of 5 or 6.
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:04 am


I believe thats a military transportation airplane or ? The 130...
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:04 am

It´s a Hercules; the picture shows not necessarily the very a/c in question.

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dash80
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:12 am

The KC-130 will refuel any aircraft with a "probe and drogue" system.


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Ndebele
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:14 am

Sorry for causing confusion. I'm not so common with military designations, and when I heard that it's a tanker of the USAF, I thought that might have been one of those DC-10 tankers. Sorry, once again.
 
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 3:26 am

From CNN:

(CNN) -- A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 refueling jet crashed Wednesday near the western Pakistan city of Quetta, Pentagon officials said.

Officials said there is no indication of enemy fire. Eyewitnesses said the plane was making a final approach for landing when it crashed and burst into flames. Search and rescue crews were responding to the scene.

Initial reports indicate there were seven Marines on board and that the plane was en route from Islamabad, Pakistan
 
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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 5:53 am

Yup, very Civil aviation related.  Yeah sure

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RE: Usmc KC-130 Down In Pakistan

Thu Jan 10, 2002 5:56 am

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