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    C-130 down near Savannah, GA.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/130-cargo-p...ry?id=54882292

    #2
    Terrible !
    Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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      #3
      crash video: go to https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/mil...nah/index.html (scroll down a little)

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        #4
        Has the cause been found yet ?
        If it looks good, it will fly good !
        -Bill Lear & Marcel Dassault


        http://max3fan.blogspot.com/

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          #5
          No. There's strong suspicion and some visual indications that the aircraft experienced a loss of both engines on the left side, but that's not really the "cause", only the result. The cause will ultimately be whatever happened to cause the engines to lose thrust. Given the near vertical impact and massive damage to the engines and fuselage, I suspect it will take a while to uncover the root of the problem.

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            #6
            I read the captain having said they are flying the oldest aircraft of the US AF. One implied it was 60 years old Hercules ?

            Any pilot could glide a plane...so there has to be something wrong with the propellors ( or engines ). Feathering system kaputt ?
            Last edited by topspeed; 16th May 2018, 05:22.
            If it looks good, it will fly good !
            -Bill Lear & Marcel Dassault


            http://max3fan.blogspot.com/

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              #7
              The engines on older C-130s run at constant speed. They vary the amount of thrust produced by varying the pitch of the propeller and fuel flow. A prop with flat pitch creates lots of drag. A prop with negative pitch creates reverse thrust. I don't know if it was one of those systems which contributed to the accident.

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                #8
                A400m, no one? Looks very similar.

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                  #9
                  A400M crash was a FADEC software malfunction leading to near total loss of power. There's approximately 0% of software in T56s' engine control. All hydromechanical.

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                    #10
                    Obviously. stupid me.

                    Here is an insight from Reuters about results of the investigation (2017):
                    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...-idUSKBN1D819P

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