Accident Report Released

Posted 8 October 2013
Photo by MSgt. Ben Bloker

Air Mobility Command on 8 October 2013 released the results of an investigation of a 19 May 2013 US Air Force C-130J accident in Afghanistan. The Accident Investigation Board determined that on the C-130 crew's second landing attempt at FOB Shank, the aircraft’s speed was too fast for current landing conditions, causing it to go off the end of the runway. FOB Shank is a high altitude airfield and at the time had high, gusting winds. The crew calmly ran through the emergency procedures to safely evacuate passengers, resulting in no fatalities or significant injuries. The aircraft was deployed from the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, and was flown by members of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing.


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