C-130 and P-3 midair collision in the 70's in C-130 Historical Posted August 8, 2011 My Dad, Matt Ahearn, was part of the crew involved in the mid-air between the CG C-130 and Navy P-3. It occurred on 12 December 1971, Midway Hawaii. I believe they were searching for a Danish freighter that had gone down in bad weather. Sadly, my Dad passed away last month. I had just recently shown him the thread on Military.com. He was stunned to find that anyone was interested in the incident. He told me the best stories of his days flying planes and helicopters for the Coast Guard. I wish he could have shared them with everyone. At his funeral one of his crewmen told me another story of how he landed a C-130 with only ONE engine!! Anyone who would like to share memories of my Dad is more than welcome to send them to me. Thanks for helping keep my Dad alive in memories.