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Date:Tuesday 22 July 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic C30J model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules
Operator:Aeronautica Militare Italiana - AMI
Registration: MM62190
MSN: 5530
First flight: 2003
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Herat Airport (HEA) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport (AZI/OMAD), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Herat Airport (HEA/OAHR), Afghanistan
An Italian Air Force C-130J transport plane sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Herat, Afghanistan.
The airplane operated on a supply mission for Italian troops in the Herat area. It apparently touched down heavily causing the right hand main undercarriage to be pushed into the wheel bay. The C-130 swerved off the runway and came to rest with the right hand wing tip on the ground.

Heavy landing
Runway mishap



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Distance from Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport to Herat Airport as the crow flies is 1314 km (821 miles).

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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