C-130 Crash in Mississippi

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HateApe and Joe are good.
Thank you. If you have anything else to share and feel like it, please do. Failing that? Let me know if any of our members give you any problems. I will nuke them from orbit. Some of our members may be concerned about members of 2nd Raider BN, but that takes a back seat to MARSOC's grief.

You have my condolences.
 

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...And to the grief of the families of VMGR 452 MAG 49, the USMCR squadron that crewed the aircraft.
 
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In re: cause of this accident, evidently the 130 threw a blade, essentially cutting the aircraft in half. This is the driver behind the grounding of USMC/Navy C-130s. Apparently, it's a maintenance issue tied to fatigue of the blades. The Marine Corps/Navy maintenance/inspection process is different than USAFs, which is why the grounding only pertains to their aircraft.
 

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Investigation blames Air Force and Navy for systemic failures in fatal Marine Corps C-130 crash that killed 16

I hate that I am posting this update. I hate that Marines die every year from these types of incidents. I only hope that the situation is fixed, and that someone is held accountable.

Rest easy, brothers.

Many Herkies are ancient and this one was no exception. When they upgrade them, they practically gut them and rebuild them, but this one was in for maintenance...and for them to miss or ignore a corroded prop is inexcusable. This isn't some little electrical relay buried deep inside an engine component. It's one of the first things you visually inspect.

I hate that this was so preventable.

Yes. Rest easy, Brothers.
 
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