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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 27 mai 1993
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hercules C.3P (C-130K)
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: XV193
Numéro de série: 4213
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Equipage:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Blair Athol (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Lyneham RAF Station (LYE/EGDL), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), Royaume Uni
RAF Hercules XV193 was one of three Hercules aircraft engaged in formation and low-level navigation training over Scotland. Having completed the formation element of the sortie, the three aircraft separated for individual exercises, which, for the crew of XV193, included a simulated drop of a small cargo pack onto a dummy drop zone in a valley, eight miles north of Pitlochry. Having completed the simulated drop exercises and turned north to begin their egress from the drop zone, a rocky outcrop forced the crew to continue the left turn. After avoiding this obstacle, the crew elected to reverse their turn to enter the narrow valley of Glen Loch and regain the original route. In performing this manoeuvre, at low-level and low-speed, the aircraft stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "There were no eyewitnesses to the final moments of the flight, and the aircraft was not fitted with an Accident Data Recorder or Cockpit Voice Recorder. The Board of Inquiry's investigation therefore remains conjecture; notwithstanding that specialist advice from various sources, including the Air Accident Investigation Branch of the Department of Transport and the aircraft manufacturer supports their findings.
The investigation found that the cause of the accident was consistent with the aircraft having stalled at an altitude from which recovery was impossible."

» UK Ministry of Defence, Military Aircraft Accident Summary


photo of Lockheed-Hercules C-3P-XV193
accident date: 27-05-1993
type: Lockheed Hercules C.3P
registration: XV193
photo of Lockheed-Hercules C-3P-XV193
accident date: 27-05-1993
type: Lockheed Hercules C.3P
registration: XV193

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Lyneham RAF Station et Forres-Kinloss RAF Station est de 686 km (428 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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