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Colombian Air Force C-130 Ditching


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Curious if any of you remember the ASC engineering team (me and a young captain) who went around the world giving a briefing on this ditching?  We also did a video of the briefing some of you might have seen.  I was told the briefing was still being shown well into the late 90s.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, Duke said:

Curious if any of you remember the ASC engineering team (me and a young captain) who went around the world giving a briefing on this ditching?  We also did a video of the briefing some of you might have seen.  I was told the briefing was still being shown well into the late 90s.  

 

 

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Munir Abbasi

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3 hours ago, hehe said:

You still have the briefing available to show?

Is it the one that floated because the tanks were empty and it floated like 50 hours before being sunk

I know I don't have a copy of the video, but I might still have a hard copy of the briefing slides buried in a box somewhere.  You could try the Air Force Safety Center at Kirtland or the AMC Flight Safety Office at Scott for the video. The C-130 SPD at W-R might be another possibility.

 

I don't know how long the a/c stayed afloat, but it had to be sunk by gunfire from a USCG cutter.  The tanks were not empty, but not far from it, either. The Columbian BG who put it in the water, a former PBY pilot by the way, knew he had to ditch while he still had power.  They also jettisoned a cargo bay full of Mirage parts just prior to ditching.

 

 

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