South African Air Force C-130BZ Hercules Suffered Nose gear Collapse During Testing

South African Air Force C-130BZ Hercules Suffered Nose gear Collapse During Testing
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A South Africa Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules suffered a collapse or retraction of the nose landing gear on the apron at Waterkloof AFB (WKF/FAWK).

It is stated that the nose landing gear was closed and the plane crashed on the nose during the engine flight for the test flight at Waterkloof air base in Gauteng city

The tail number of C130BZ Hercules that suffered damage is 405.

It was announced that there were no dead or injured in the incident.

28 Squadron SAAF is a squadron of the South African Air Force. It is currently a medium transport squadron flying Lockheed C-130BZ Hercules medium transport aircraft.

First formed: 1 June 1943 (At Almaza, Egypt.) The squadron flew Dakota DC3’s as part of No. 216 Group RAF of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces in May 1945.

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