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MC-130P Self Castration


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Reminds me of an incident that took place where I worked. An A6 was IFRing from a NA6A with a buddy store.At the conclusion of the fueling the A6 went to break off but the hose basket wouldn't release from the probe.They flew around like this for several minutes.The tanker was towing the receiver around the sky but no joy.Finaly on a pre arranged verbal signal the tanker guillotined the hose,the receiver pitched up hard and the hose went down below but jamed hard between the right inlet splitter and the foreward fuselage doing a fair amount of damage. Both aircraft landed safely. The hose was a write off.

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