Date & Time: Jan 28, 1973 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Landing (descent or approach)
McMurdo Sound - Amundsen-Scott Station
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Upon landing in fog, the captain decided to initiate a go-around when the tail struck the ground. Out of control, the airplane crash landed, broke in two and caught fire after the load of 500 gallons of fuel ignited. While all eight occupants escaped uninjured, the aircraft was destroyed.