Crash of a Lockheed KC-130J Hercules into the Pacific Ocean: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 6, 2018 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iwakuni - Iwakuni
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew departed Iwakuni Airport on a refuelling training mission over the Pacific Ocean. By night and in unknown circumstances, the four engine airplane collided with a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. Both aircraft went out of control and crashed into the ocean some 200 miles off Muroto Cape, Japan. The United States Marine Corps confirms that two Marines have been found. One is in fair condition and the other has been declared deceased by competent medical personnel. All five crew members from the Hercules are still missing after two days of SAR operations and presumed dead.

Crash of a Lockheed KC-130T Hercules near Itta Bena: 16 killed

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2017 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
165000
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cherry Point - El Centro
MSN:
5303
YOM:
1992
Crew on board:
16
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
The aircraft left MCAS Cherry Point-Cunningham Field in the early afternoon for a refueling mission. En route, in unclear circumstances, the aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and apparently crashed in a flat attitude in a soybeans field located 7 miles southwest of Itta Bena. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 16 occupants have been killed. They were en route to NAS El Centro, California. The aircraft was delivered in December 1992.

Crash of a Boeing KC-135R near Chorgolu: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 3, 2013 at 1455 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
63-8877
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bishkek - Bishkek
MSN:
18725
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Tanker aircraft left Bishkek-Manas Airport at 1430LT for a routine flight over Kirghizstan. While flying in cruising altitude about 200 km west of Bishkek, aircraft became out of control and crashed in a mountainous area, near the village of Chorgolu, near the border between Kirghizstan and Kazakhstan. All three occupants were killed. Some elements (or part of these elements) of the aircraft such as left wing, vertical stabiliser, one engine and Boom and Drogue Adaptator were found at different places around the point of impact. It appears these elements does not show any trace of fire or high temperature. Structural failure in flight due to corrosion?

Crash of a Boeing 707-321B in Point Mugu NAS

Date & Time: May 18, 2011 at 1727 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N707AR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Mugu NAS - Point Mugu NAS
MSN:
20029/790
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
OMG70
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a refuelling mission for USAF FA/18 around Point Mugu Naval Air Station. During take off roll, captain started rotation at a speed of 150 knots and after a distance of 7,000 feet. At a height of twenty feet above the ground, the number two engine speed lever went back to idle position. Crew decided to land but aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance available. It overrun, lost its landing gear and engines number one, two and four before coming to rest in flames in a marshy field. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire feed by 150,000 pounds of fuel. All three crew were slightly injured.

Crash of a BAe Nimrod in Kandahar: 14 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 2006 at 1547 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XV230
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mascat-Mascate
MSN:
8005
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed during an ISAF support mission, 20 km west of Kandahar. It seems that the pilots encountered technical difficulties before the crash.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Afghanistan

Date & Time: Feb 13, 2002 at 0230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
66-0213
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
4163
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a supply mission for special forces, the aircraft crashed in a desert located in the east part of Afghanistan. All eight occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Pakistan: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jan 9, 2002 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
160021
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jacobabad-Shamsi
MSN:
4702
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On approach in bad weather conditions, the aircraft struck a hill located few km short of runway.

Crash of a Boeing KC-135 in Aachen: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 13, 1999 at 2055 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
59-1452
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Aachen - Aachen
MSN:
17940
YOM:
1960
Flight number:
USAF452
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4