Thursday, October 8, 2020

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules makes emergency landing in Ukraine

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday at the airport of Odessa in Ukraine, the Dumskaya.net says.

According to Dumskaya.net, a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, has made an emergency landing at Odessa International Airport in Ukraine after one of its engines failed.

“The plane departed to Odessa from the Ramstein Air Force base in Germany. During the flight, one of its four engines failed. The crew is currently working on the issue,” the report says.

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The C-130J is the latest addition to the C-130 fleet and has replaced aging C-130Es and some of the high time C-130Hs. The C-130J incorporates state-of-the-art technology, which reduces manpower requirements, lowers operating and support costs, and provides life-cycle cost savings over earlier C-130 models.

Compared to older C-130s, the J model climbs faster and higher, flies farther at a higher cruise speed, and takes off and lands in a shorter distance. The C-130J-30 is a stretch version, adding 15 feet to the fuselage, increasing usable space in the cargo compartment.

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