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Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 27 mei 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hercules C.3P (C-130K)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: XV193
Constructienummer: 4213
Bouwjaar: 1967
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Blair Athol (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lyneham RAF Station (LYE/EGDL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» UK Ministry of Defence, Military Aircraft Accident Summary


Foto's

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
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Lyneham RAF Station en Forres-Kinloss RAF Station bedraagt 686 km (428 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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