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C-130 News:Força Aérea Brasileira C-130M incident at King George Island, Antarctica

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The Lockheed C-130M Hercules transport plane suffered a landing accident at Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin Air Base, King George Island, Antarctica. The right hand main landing gear reportedly collapsed while landing on runway 29. The nr.4 propeller separated.

FAB C-130M FAB2470 c/n 4441

View original article: http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20141127-0

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From another article:

A C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) crashed on Thursday during landing in the Chilean base Eduardo Frei, in Antarctica, no injuries, reported the FAB in a statement.

The right hand main landing gear reportedly collapsed while landing on runway 29. The nr.4 propeller separated.

“The occurrence was around 11 am (local time). There were no injuries. The Brazilian Air Force will investigate factors contributing to the occurrence,” said the FAB in the note.

According the Chilean state television, the plane flipped in adverse weather conditions.

The aircraft was conducting a mission of the Brazilian Antarctic Program (Proantar) added to FAB.

view article: http://www.aviationnews.eu/57775/landing-incident-with-brazillian-c-130h-hercules-at-antarctica/

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How much damage on the right wing tip. Looks fairly substantial. Also how did the gear collapse? Parts ripped away or just retracted?

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Looks like the wing tip cap is the only damage. If it was further in, like into #4 main tank there would be a lot fuel all around the tip...I would think. You can knock or shear the tip (Cap) and not get into the tank...if you are lucky as we were in Tief, Saudie Arabia on our last D.S. rote. Took the tip shards off, speed taped it and flew back to King Fhaud apt. A good day. Bill:)

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Looks like the wing tip cap is the only damage. If it was further in, like into #4 main tank there would be a lot fuel all around the tip...I would think. You can knock or shear the tip (Cap) and not get into the tank...if you are lucky as we were in Tief, Saudie Arabia on our last D.S. rote. Took the tip shards off, speed taped it and flew back to King Fhaud apt. A good day. Bill:)

Now thats a keepsake.Who got to hang it on the wall at home?

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Ha Ha ...I presented a plaque with a piece of the cap on it to the pilot at a flying safety meeting after we got back home. It said "Here is a little TIP from maint...watch those wing tips" Bill :)

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