C-130 Hercules Transport Aircraft Crash Landed At Santa Barbara Airport

C-130 Hercules Transport Aircraft Crash Landed At Santa Barbara Airport

A privately owned C-130 Hercules Transport Aircraft crashed-landed at Santa Barbara Airport in California at around 10:20PM on the evening of August 25th, 2019.

The aircraft in question appears to belong to International Air Response, an operator of C-130s that are used for various unique applications, such as test and evaluation, film making, and oil spill cleanup spraying missions, as well as cargo hauling duties

All seven people who were on the plane escaped without injury

The aircraft involved was N119TG, a Lockheed C-130A built in 1957. It was flying from Hawaii back to the United States after spending time operating around Singapore. You can see its track below:

The aircraft skidded off the runway and came to a rest on its side. Although the airframe appears to be intact, there is significant damage to its wing. Reports state that all seven people on board were able to evacuate the aircraft safely. The aircraft was covered in fire retardant foam by crash crews at the airport shortly after coming to a stop.

Video from the scene showed the airplane sitting on its belly as a fore engine sprayed it with fire-retardant foam. No further details were immediately available.

It remains unclear what the C-130 was doing in the area on the evening of the 25th or what the nature of the incident was. The aircraft involved in the crash was marked with an “Oil Spill Response” livery.

 

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