Skip to comments.Military plane crash that killed 16 blamed on faulty maintenance at Georgia air base
Posted on 12/06/2018 9:51:44 AM PST by mac_truck
Faulty work done at Robins Air Force Base in Houston County is being blamed for a military plane crash that killed 16 service members in 2017, an investigation found.
On July 10, 2017, a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules crashed near Itta Bena, Miss., killing the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor who were on board, AJC.com previously reported. It suffered a catastrophic failure at 20,000 feet, crashed and scattered debris over a wide area of farmland.
A report of the investigation conducted by the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing was obtained by the Macon Telegraph, and it concluded that the crash was caused by a propeller blade that broke. Corrosion was found on the blade, and a protective anodize coating over the corrosion was deemed as proof that the damage was there when the propeller was overhauled at Robins in 2011.
The blade, which was on the engine closest to the left side of the fuselage, tore into the fuselage and set off a chain reaction, bringing the plane down, the report said.
Nothing the crew could have done would have prevented the crash, according to the report.
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Is there a problem with the C-130 maintenance program?
The Hornet/Herc incident was most likely a mid-air during night refueling.
If I was a leader in ISIS, I would have my people in America volunteer for the services, and get assigned to the repair area where the most damage could be done. Conspiracy theory??? Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of men? (Yeah, I know, who does.)
Most of the work done at depots is done by civil service employees or contractors.
If it happened over Itta Bena, it could have been a collision with a mosqito. They’re as big as C-130s in that area.
I would say, on the whole the United States military has the best maintenance practices in the world.
But we've got a LOT of equipment in inventory, and it is impossible to "dummy-proof" the world.
There are a lot of knuckleheads about, not normally a big issue, except when some are working aviation.
Awful. RIP great Americans.
Anyone know where to find this report?
“The report mentioned 17 recommendations to prevent a similar occurrence, and Brig. Gen. John Kubinec told the Telegraph those changes have been made. “
Correction in caps:
"this accident is the first time a plane crash has been blamed on work NOT performed at the base."
Very good official video reconstruction, then 73 page written report afterward to flip through.
Oh Brother, where Art Thou?
Was there a contractor maintenance technician named Mohammed?
"...Is there a problem with the C-130 maintenance program?"
Not necessarily. This could have been a local problem adhering to the guidelines.
Bingo. Son in law owns his own aircraft A&P business. He can find so called "certified" workers but he has found that having the "piece of paper" does not necessarily make for a conscientious employ who is committed to quality work .
Some people have to live with this now forever
YUP and many of the contracts are awarded premised upon social engineering goals rather than merit... Minority owned and women owned businesses tend to get favoritism in bids and in some cases get no bid contracts awarded just because they check the right social justice box...
How many filthy ragheads are in our armed services? How many wetbacks are in our armed services? How many faggots .... ? Well, you get the picture.
So only straight white guys are capable of performing maintenance?
Yeah, I think you might want to rethink that point of view.
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