Update 19/8/11 Fingers being pointed at the C130 crew probably best to wait for the accident report before commenting, it takes two to tango and in this case a controller as well.

Reports earlier today left us wondering how the C130 fared, looks like they must have had quite a time making a safe landing.

Lots of what if’s here. No doubt the report will be comprehensive.

The reporter stated that:-

On closer inspection I could see a part of the one Blade had been broken off the No 2 Engine which seemed to not have feathered fully, the massive hole in the left wing had broken the fuel tank, and was told that they believe the wing, main spar and wing box was also bent.

I`m still wondering if she will ever get airborne again but if not, she had done one hell of a last flight and the crew must have done an amazing job getting the wounded bird down on what is one of the more challenging runways I`ve ever seen. Not often that you get to hear of survivors of a mid-air Collision

Great Job guys, and a great one to the amazing story of the ever awsum Hercules!!!!!!


Now who has a picture of the RQ7?







By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.