lockheed cc-130e hercules (130318)

LOCKHEED CC-130E HERCULES (REGISTRATION: 130318)
The Tartan Pimpernel
By Donald Currie Caskie
SAS Great Escapes
By Damien Lewis
LOCKHEED CC-130E HERCULES (REGISTRATION: 130318)
CC130318, callsign CANFORCE 5636, departed Canadian Forces Base Edmonton at 22:50 UTC on 29 January 1989 enroute to Fort Wainwright Army Airfield near Fairbanks, Alaska. The flight was the second of three aircraft deployed in support of Exercise Brimfrost 89. There were eight crew, ten duty passengers and a mixed cargo payload on board.
The prevailing Fairbanks area weather was dominated by a large arctic high pressure system, resulting in clear, cold air and local ice fog conditions. Temperatures were in the -50 C range on the day of the accident.
Four hours and thirty-seven minutes after departure, the crew commenced a night precision radar approach (PAR) to runway 24R at Fort Wainwright. During the final segment of the approach, the aircraft struck three approach light standards and then impacted the lip of a riverbank approximately 350 feet short of the runway threshold.
On impact the aircraft broke into three sections. The right wing separated from the fuselage and continued ahead about 850 feet from the impact point. The left wing and fuselage came to rest abeam the right wing having pivoted approximately 170 degrees to the left. Several personnel in the cargo compartment were thrown out during this sliding turn. The tail section came to rest on the runway threshold. Unable to use the forward passenger door, the flight deck crew exited through the overhead cockpit escape hatch. Fort Wainwright crash rescue crews responded to the scene.
Seven passengers and two crew members were killed while three passengers received serious injuries. The remaining six passengers and crew were admitted to hospital for overnight observation. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact.
  1. CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS Arsenault, Joseph Keith

    SURNAME Arsenault FORENAME Joseph Keith UNIT Canadian Airborne Regiment RANK Warrant Officer NUMBER A24 282 848 DATE OF DEATH 29th January 1989 AGE 33 GRAVESITE West River United Church Cemetery, Cornwall, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  2. CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS Mackinnon, J.W.

    SURNAME Mackinnon FORENAME J.W. UNIT Canadian Airborne Regiment RANK Master Corporal NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 29th January 1989 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  3. CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS Allen, Robert Steven John (Bob)

    SURNAME Allen FORENAME Robert Steven John (Bob) UNIT Canadian Airborne Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER D22505919 DATE OF DEATH 29th January 1989 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Cremated ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 02.05.1964, Iserlohrn, Germany father Cecil Herbert Allen (1938-1999) mother...
  4. CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS McGinnis, P.S.

    SURNAME McGinnis FORENAME P.S. UNIT Canadian Airborne Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 29th January 1989 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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