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Friday, April 8, 2016

RCAF releases report into 2012 Hercules accident in Florida

DND Press Release

April 8, 2016 – Ottawa – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS) has released the Flight Safety Investigation Report into the accident involving a CC-130 Hercules at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, on February 21, 2012. In this accident, the aircraft was damaged beyond economic repair, and one Canadian Armed Forces member suffered minor injuries sustained during the aborted takeoff and emergency stop.

During the period between the accident and report’s release, DFS worked closely with the CC-130 Hercules technical authorities to implement flight safety preventive measures, including a series of special inspections and modifications to prevent future accidents of this nature.

To read the entire report please visit: 
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/flight-safety/article-template-flight-safety.page?doc=cc130342-hercules-epilogue-flight-safety-investigation-report/hky1dmyy

Aircraft Exterior – Damage to Fuselage Ceiling Area near LH Side Para Door
Aircraft Exterior – Damage to Fuselage Ceiling Area near LH Side Para Door