Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Blackwater, Mar 28, 2014.
Breaking news:Brand new IAF C-130 crashed in Gawalior
more news awaited
very embarrassing for IAF. i highly doubt its machine failure.
pilot training is big issue.
Hope the pilot is fine.
according to NDTV 2 died... hope for the sake of pilots and their families they are fine
WTF C130j crashed whats going on........ heavy causality reported there were passengers in it
IAF's new C-130 J aircraft crashes near Gwalior
The Indian Air Force's new C-130 J aircraft, one of six bought from the US two years ago, has crashed near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
The plane, also known as Super Hercules, had reportedly taken off from Agra in Uttar Pradesh and crashed 72 miles from Gwalior.
The multi-role special operations aircraft, had reportedly been used during the recent search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH 370. It was also used in relief operations after the Uttarakhand floods and for a recent landing at Daulat Beg Oldie near the border with China.
IAF's new C-130 J aircraft crashes near Gwalior | NDTV.com
Has the cause of the crash been identified?
Are the pilots safe? A brand new C130 J crashing is a bad sign for IAF. Lots of investment has been wasted. Lockheed Martin will be under scrutiny now.
The maintainance command in Nagpur has to wake up.
Very disturbing news indeed. C-130J is a proven platform all across the world. Thorough investigation should be done and preventive measures should be initiated by IAF to prevent such occurrences.
They should check other assets such as C-17 Globemaster-III.
Seriously...now there is something wrong with our pilots only....
Newly-acquired IAF aircraft C-130J Super Hercules crashes near Gwalior
New Delhi: A newly-acquired aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday. The C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft was carrying an unknown number of people, officials said.
Rescue operations are underway. No casualties have been reported so far.
The Super Hercules was deployed by India to assist Malaysia in its search for the missing jet MH370. It was also used by the IAF in a major show of strength against China in Daulat Beg Oldie sector in Ladakh where the latter reportedly pitched up tents.
true what is more embarasing is, pakis using same plane for the last 40 yrs with no crash except gen zia -ul-haq one which was consipiracy
I just heard...hope the pilots and others are okay.
According to Gwalior ATC the aircraft caught fire in air.
some statements are not true at all...
1..List of accidents and incidents involving the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
don't jump to conclusion too early without much Info and began the blame game...
Accident is unavoidable and unpredictable especially for military airplanes.
5 Air Force personals on board the aircraft.
Absolutely I was thinking the same.... god protect those balance C-130s, Phalcons, P8Is and other assets from such pilots... Till date I was feeling bad to use this kind of language about our pilots but this incidence has seriously mad me think otherwise... Even navy crew is not behind...sometimes they collide with their warships on fishing boats, submarines catching fire.... all these mistakes (and yes 100% these are mistakes from crew behind it now in my honest opinion) are making our defense forces like some circus in front of world armed forces... so sad
IAF chopper crashes along banks of Chambal river in Karauli, 4 dead- News18
An IAF C-130J super hercules aircraft on Friday crashed along the banks of Chambal river in Karauli district that falls on Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border, confirmed Sheopur collector. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
The DIG, Chambal range has confirmed that 4 people have died in the crash, there were 11 people on board.
The aircraft had taken off from Agra earlier on Friday and was on a routine flying training mission before it crashed 72 miles west of Gwalior airbase, IAF said in a statement.
The villagers are believed to have informed the police about the incident."The chopper crashed as soon as it landed," an eyewitness told ETV.
The Collector and SP have already left for the spot. Rescue operation teams have also been rushed to the spot.
Usually, C-130J choppers are operated by 15 countries including the air forces of the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark and Italy. IAF had landed the C130J at the worldâ€™s highest airstrip in north-eastern Ladakh on August 20, 2013.
IAF confirms 5 casaulties.
All 5 IAF personal onboard the aircraft dead.
Police says 4 dead
Separate names with a comma.