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My name is John Duncan I made an mistake in my post. I stated I installed an defective hydraulic rudder boost package. I meant to say I removed and replaced a My name is John Duncan. I made a misprint in my post. I said I installed an effective rudder boost package. I meant to say I removed and replaced a defective rudder boost package. Sorry for the mistake.
My name is John Duncan I was a SSgt in the 61st technical airlift wing I was a hydraulic technician on the C-130. I installed a defective hydraulic rudder boost package on that aircraft the night before the crash. I was on the evening shift when I heard about the crash I went to the base that morning. It was an awful sight the rudder and a small section of the tail was standing up that's all that was left. Later when I heard it was the rudder that possibly cause the accident my heart sunk. I'm thankful the tail section was still intact because later I heard it was the pins in the rudder that wasn't installed properly or left out by a&r that caused the rudder to lock to the left everything was okay with the hydraulic rudder boost package. I was relieved that it wasn't the hydraulic rudder boost package.that was an awful day I will never forget. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. I seen on the website that first lieutenant Hodges lives in Salem Illinois and that is only 50 miles north of where I live.