from Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
10/8/2013 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air
Mobility Command released the results of an investigation on a C-130
accident in Afghanistan May 19 in which there were no fatalities or
The Accident Investigation Board report determined that on the C-130's
second landing attempt at Forward Operating Base Shank, the aircraft
speed was too fast for the 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 a weather advisory for winds gusting at 25 to 35 knots.
The crew members calmly and safely ran through their emergency response
procedures to evacuate passengers to safety, resulting in no fatalities
or significant injuries. The aircraft was assigned to the 19th Airlift
Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and flown by deployed members
of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing.
The AIB report is the result of a thorough investigation that included
data from historical records; Air Force directives and guidance;
engineering reports; witness testimony and input from technical experts.
The report summary will be posted on http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil.