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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Investigation report details causes of FOB Shank C-130 accident

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 significant injuries.

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.

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