PAF C-130 aircraft crash lands at Nur Khan airbase – Caught fire and is completely destroyed
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 cargo aircraft crash landed at Nur Khan air base in Rawalpindi on Friday.
The aircraft caught fire after the hard landing and the pilot and the trainee pilot and other 7 crew member were reported safe by authorities.
For the info of the ‘old’ 37SQN C-130E chain rattlers: A Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Pakistan Air Force Serial #4180, former 37SQN C-130E A97-180, has been damaged beyond repair. The aircraft, on a training mission at PAF Base Nur Khan, Chaklala, Pakistan. made a heavy landing today, slid into a wall, where a fire broke out. All crew on board survived the accident.
The PAF C-130 was on a routine training flight, said a spokesman for the service and added that the fire was extinguished and all crew members are safe.
According to Express-News C-130 Aircraft caught fire and was destroyed
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Based on information provided by the PAF, the aircraft was out on a routine training round when the plane caught fire and had to make an emergency landing.
The cause of the incident has not been revealed. However, the authorities have called for a board of inquiry to look into the root cause behind the incident.
The US-made C-130 cargo aircraft is a four-engine turboprop aircraft intended for military and relief applications. It is the PAF’s main transport aircraft and part of its fixed-wing transport fleet.
The aircraft was first inducted in the PAF in the early 1960s. It is regularly used in relief operations in most calamity-hit regions in Pakistan.
It is also used to transport paratroopers and special operations forces