C-130 Recent History

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Aircraft Comments
71-WHM February 11, 2014 - An Algerian Air Force C-130 crashed in Algeria killing 102 on board. There was one survivor.
XV179 January 30, 2005 - Enemy forces shot down an RAF C-130 and killed all 10 on-board.
35-1071 Japanese Self Defense Force flew 5,000 lbs of relief supplies to Iraq on March 3, 2004.
6005 Royal Thai Air Force, flew tsunami relief missions, January 2005.
A97-009 RAAF. Operation Iraqi Freedom
A97-465 RAAF carried medical supplies to an RAAF base. (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
T10-03 Flew 50 wheelchairs to Bagram on December 19, 2002
9817 EC-130. Operation Iraqi Freedom
867 transported PM Tony Blair to Basra.
869 An RAF C-130 that served in Operation Iraqi Freedom
870 An RAF C-130 flew 37 Iraqi lawyers and judges to Bahrain to an international lawyer's conference.
875 An RAF C-130 airdropped supplies to Mount Sinjar in August 2014
ZH877 Med-evaced Kadhem Jawad, 7, from Iraq to Kuwait. He had Fallots' Tetralogy "Blue Baby". This C-130J belongs to 24 Sq. RAF
130308 This Canadian Air Force CC-130 evacuated Canadian and foreign nationals from Haiti in 2004.
62-1857 Has been retired to the Carolinas Aviation Museum
0206 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
0013 Flew Tsunami relief missions, January 2005.
1289 Flew Tsunami relief missions, December 2004.
1293 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
1308 130 AW has "Let's Roll" nose art. Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
1581 A "Compass Call" aircraft. Served in Southwest Asia.
1668 3 WG
1671 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
1679 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
1720 USCG - Flew earthquake relief missions to Haiti, 2010.
1791 Flew Tsunami relief missions, January 2005.
1794 Flew Chile earthquake relief mission, March 2010.
1847 Retired after flying over 30,000 hours.
1858 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
1932 Flew Commando Solo Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions. Sports the Lets Roll nose art.
007927 A USMC C-130 flew a humanitarian assistant team to Nepal for earthquake assistance.
20058 Flew Operation Santa Clause missions
42069 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
2548 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
3142 The second C-130J delivered to the USAF
3301 Flew Operation Deep Freeze missions, January 2005.
3738 Flew Fire Fighting missions in Colorado, July 2018.
37883 Evacuated medical patients during Hurricane Ike, September 2008
40209 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
42063 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
4667 317 AG Flew in support of the mission in Haiti March 3, 2004.
4855 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
0870 301st Refueling Squadron refueled an HH-60G on April 6, 2003. (Operatin Iraqi Freedom)
01259 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
1263 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
01270 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
1303 Flew Retired General Garner to Baghdad.
0212 Damaged by a tornado on September 28, 2004
0220 Combat Shadow PI, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
0493 LC-130H, Pride of Scotia, named the Best-Kept military aircraft in a Royal International Air Tatto.
3808 Nicknamed "Bob". Flew 30,000 Operation Enduring Freedom hours. Flew Operation Southern Watch hours. Flew in Operation Desert Storm, Somalia, Grenada, Vietnam.
7135 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
1281 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
5393 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
11234 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
11238 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
20057 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
20554 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
21292 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
23281 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
31036 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
31038 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
37868 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
37892 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
41677 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
41680 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
40208 Damaged by a tornado on September 28, 2004.
40213 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
0411 911 AW flew Ruandan troops to the Sudan.
47316 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
47317 Fought fires in Colorado, June 2002 & Caifornia, October 2007
47318 Fought fires in Colorado, June 2012
56709 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions.
81302 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions as part of the 130 AW.
60419 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
61395 With the 485th, med evaced PFC Jeffrey Wolf. Operation Iraqi Freedom
AF62-834 Flew Tsunami relief missions December 2004
AF62-885 Flew relief mission to Morrocan earthquake victims on February 28, 2004.
62-1826 Iraqi Air Force. Served with the 146th Airlift Wing ANG. Has logged more than 19,500 flying hours.
62-1839 Iraqi Air Force. Served with the 934th Airlift Wing AFRES. Christened CIty of Rochester.
AF70-260 Delivered 6 pallets of humanitarian aid to the international airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, on August 19, 2008, in response to the Russian invasion.
AF70-271 Delivered humanitarian aid to the international airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, on August 23, 2008, in response to the Russian invasion.
7315 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
63-7826 Iraqi Air Force. Served with the 912th Airlift Wing AFRES. In 2003 it flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
AF64-4885 HC-130 of the 39th Rescue Squadron. Supported Operation Iraqi Freedom
AF64-502 37th AS delivered 14,000 pounds of supplies on April 8, 2003. (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
AF64-550 Operation Iraqi Freedom - Transported 3 pallets of medical supplies, four doctors, and 13 other medical professionals to Samman Pak.
AF63-821 flew troops to Zamboanga City, PI, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
AF68-943 flew a mission to Chad to support a fight between Chadian soldiers and terrorists.
AF83-850 Participated in the Tsunami relief operation Winter 2004/2005
9501 "Tail Wind" one of two C-130s dispatched to spray an oil slick caused by an oil drilling platform exploded off the coast of Louisiana May 2010.
AF02-8155 C-130J, flew Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
0016 Unit Abbreviation QB, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
37825 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
51362 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
0527 Flew airlift operations for the African Union in October 2004 and July 2005. Flew supplies troops and supplies to Sudan's Darfur region. Aircraft sports the "Let's Roll" crest.
0540 43D AW, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
37869 Commando Solo, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
7776 913 AW, Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
7965 Commando Solo, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
595 Compass Call, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
353 HC-130, Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
2552 Kandahar, Afghanistan
2549 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
2857 Flew fire suppression missions with the 146th AW during forrest fires in California (2003)
11461 Flew the body of firefighter Steven Rucker, who died on October 29, 2003 in a San Diego County cedar fire, to Santa Rosa County Airport, CA.
12359 Flew fire supression missions during forrest fires in California, October - November 2003.
37313 deployed to fight the California forest fires, October 2007
37314 deployed to fight the California forest fires, October 2007
41667 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
81307 130 AW, Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions.
95828 supported an evacuation mission in Liberia.
60414 Flew relief supplies to earthquake victims in Iran (December 2003)
51366 Flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
67325 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
75303 Flew Hurricane Hunter mission to track Hurricane Ike, September 2008
91184 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
05-1084 One of the first three C-130Hs of the Japanese Self-Defense force to transport Japanese troops to Iraq.
731 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
81357 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
9102 Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
  "The Gambler", Flew Operation Enduring Freedom missions
  A C-130 named "Foolish Pleasure" flew members of a FAST team to Monrovia, Liberia.
  A C-130 named "The Spirit of Valley Forge" flew Operation Iraqi Freedom missions
  % The crew of a C-130 call sign "Grim 31" was awarded the Clarence MacKay Trophy. It saved 82 soldiers an two HH-60s and crew on March 2, 2003. Operation Enduring Freedom

SOME RECENT MILITARY ACTION INVOLVING C-130s

% A C-130 pilot and Navigator won the 2007 Cheney Award for bravery in a humanitarian venture in Afghanistan.
% An MC-130H Combat Talon II pilot won the 2004 Col. James Jabara Award for airmanship.
& A Talon II pilot was awared the Silver Star.
& C-130 aircrews were awarded 56 Distingish Flying Crosses (18 x MC-130, 11 x AC-130, 1 x HC-130) during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
AC-130H Spectre aircraft flew over 6,500 combat sorties, 26,000 combat hours. They killed over 4,600 enemy troops and helped capture 5,200.
EC-130H Compass Call aircraft surpassed 47,000 combat hours and 4,000 sorties.
August 18, 2004 - USAF C-130s flew 124 Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Sorties. They carried 1,700 passengers and 373 short tons of cargo. C-130s from RAF, RAAF, Japanese Self Defense Force, and CAF supported these operations.

LIBYA

CC-130s flew 132 sorties in support of operations against Libya.
March 2011 - CC-130Js evacuated Canadians and other foreign nationals from Libya.
March 2011 - RAF & USAF C-130s supported operations against Libya.
March 2011 - EC-130 Commando Solo carried out psychological operations against Libya.

IRAQ

Destroyed:
Flat Bed Truck 1 Patrol Boat 1 Sedan 1 Building 1 Enemy troops 175
November 22, 2015 - AC-130s and A-10s destroyed 282 oil tanker trucks.
November 14, 2015 - AC-130s and A-10s destroyed 116 oil tanker trucks.
November 10 - 24, 2014 - Iraqi Air Force C-130s delivered 168,300 pounds of humanitarian aid near Sinjar.
November 2014 - Australian C-130s air dropped 32 tons of humanitarian supplies.
MC-130P Combat Shadows of 9th SOS flew 8,221 sorties, logging over 12,000 flight hours.
%The C-130 crew of the "Train 60" mission won the 2005 Clarence Mackay Trophy.
C-130 47 Squadron earned the Battle Honor IRAQ 2003 with right to emblazon.
C-130 777th Squadron flew 15,000 truckloads of supplies in 2006. It also provides an airborne C3 suite.
October 28, 2014 - A C-130 airdropped 7,000 halal meals.
October 20, 2014 - A USAF C-130 airdropped military supplies to Kurdish forces.
August - September 2014 - RCAF CC-130Js delivered 6,600 protective vests & 1,760 body armor plates to Iraqi forces.
August 2014
  • 2 USAF C-130s Airdropped supplies to the people of Amir.
  • 3 USAF C-130s airdropped MREs and 6,822 gallons of water to Mount Sinjar.
  • RAF C-130s made 5 airdrops. These supplies included over 9,000 5-litre water bottles and 2,640 reusable water purification containers with a total of 13,200 litres of water, solar lanterns and 528 shelter kits.
    July 2, 2007 - An Iraqi AF C-130 transported the equivalent of five truck loads of palletized water.
    May 8, 2007 - An Iraqi AF C-130 carried out a double patient transfer.
    April 19, 2007 - A Scathe View ISR system equiped C-130 reported a group of approximately 40 people were gathering at the bridge along a convoy route.
    January 28 - 29, 2007 - AC-130s carried out missions during the Battle of Najaf where 373 members of the Soldiers of Heaven died and 407 were taken prisoner. A KC-130 refueled an F-16 during the battle.
    September 6, 2006 - A JSDF C-130 transported UN Members and cargo.
    % An HC-130 crew (King 50), along with two HH-60 crews won the Jolly Green Association 2003 Rescue Mission of the Year Award.
    C-130J transported 1,883 patients between August 2005 and February 2006.
    November 28, 2005 - A C-130E with an all Iraqi Air Force crew flew a mission.
    August 22, 2005 - A C-130 with a joint USAF - Iraqi Air Force crew transported 8 year-old Baher on the first leg of his journey to New Orleans, LA for surgery.
    The Iraqi Air Force has three C-130Es and two C-130Bs (Jordan donated the C-130Bs).
    A C-130 dropped 69,000 pounds of MREs to Iraqi troops.
    A USMC KC-130 made the first combat drop of a Sherpa.
    Singapore is using C-130s.
    February 23, 2005 - An AC-130 expended 17 x 40mm rounds in support of USMC forces under attack.
    November 2004 - KC-130 & AC-130s supported Operation Al Fajr.
    August 11, 2004 - An C-130 supported ground troops in Al Kut.
    June 29, 2004 - A C-130 crew avoided having to make and emergency landing when their landing gear malfunction. The crew included:
    Maj. Bruce Fogle (Aircraft Commander), Maj. Jeff Charetle (co-pilot), SMSgt Mike Cyphert (Loadmaster), and TSgt Shane Adams (Flight Engineer)
    June 28, 2004 - A C-130 flew Ambassador Paul Bremmer out of Iraq.
    May 21, 2004 - An AC-130 attacked enemy forces in Karbala.
    May 20, 2004 - A USMC KC-130 air dropped 22,000 pounds of food and bottled water to US Marines. It was the second Marine air drop during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the second Marine air drop since the Vietnam Conflict.
    April 29, 2004 - Two AC-130s attacked enemy forces in Fallujah.
    April 27, 2004 - An AC-130 attacked enemy forces in Fallujah. An attack on enemy forces in Najaf killed 57 insurgents.
    April 14, 2004 - An AC-130 attacked an enemy position.
    April 10, 2004 - An AC-130 was used in the recapture of the Coalition Headquarters of Kut
    AC-130s supported Operation Vigilant Resolve
    February 16, 2004 - An AC-130 assisted in the killing of one enemy and capturing nine others.
    November 19, 2003 - An AC-130 used 105mm and 40mm gunfire in Baghdad.
    November 12, 2003 - An AC-130 destroyed and 12 Bradley fighting vehicles destroyed a warehouse.
    November 8, 2003 - A C-130 flew a child, wounded by a land mine, out of Iraq.
    July 16, 2003 - Iraqi forces fired a SAM at a C130.
    Commando Solo transmitted into Iraq.
    March 27, 2003 - A USAF C-130 landed at Tallil Air Base.
    AC-130s supported British forces in their capture of al-Faw.
    RAAF C-130s have been on 65 missions. They transported 1.5 million pounds of cargo and 600 troops.
    C-130s have dropped propaganda leaflets on Iraq.
    EC-130Hs of the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron flew 220 sorties, 2,000 combat hours. They jammed 6,000 enemy signals.
    MC-130s Flew Northern Watch Missions.
    June 9, 2010 - A C-130 had to make an emergency landing after a hydraulic leak.
    December 29, 2004 - A C-130 had a mishap on landing.
    June 27, 2008 - A C-130 crash landed in Baghdad, Iraq. On July 7, 2008 the C-130 was dismantled by explosives.
    January 30, 2005 - Enemy ground fire shot down a RAF C-130K, killing 10 on board. November 5, 2004 - Ground fire damaged a USAF C-130.
    Small arms fire struck a RAAF C-130 and killed a soldier.

    OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

    C-130 units included:
    Unit Comment
    71st Rescue Squadron Gave continuous alert coverage for over 5,500 hours. It has participated in Search and Rescue operations for a crashed USMC KC-130 and a crashed Pakistani Air Force Mirage.
    355th Wing Flew 108 sorties in EC-130H Compass Call aircraft.
    317th Airlift Group Airlifted 11,521.6 short tons, 20,169 passengers, 9,514.2 hours, and 3,873 sorties in 24 consecutive months of deployment.
    VMGR-152 † VMGR-352 † 320th AEW † MART Squadron 352
    Ala 31 † 193d SOW, PA ANG
    17th Special Operations Squadron
    Damage Done by C-130s
    Enemy Troops killed 119 SA-3s 9 340
    Towed Artillery 3 Towed Rocket Launchers 2
    Arsenal Buildings 2 Ammunition Caches 2
    Trucks 1 Enemy Troops Assisted in capturing 5,100    
    May 23, 2017 - An AC-130 supported a raid in Yemen where US Special Operations Forces killed 7 terrorists.
    April 13, 2017 - A MC-130 dropped a GBU-43 bomb to strike a network of caves and tunnels.
    January 5, 2016 - An AC-130 conducted strikes against enemy forces attacking U.S. and Afghan forces in the Marjah District.
    October 10, 2013 - C-130Hs of the Afghan Air Force flew their first missions.
    May 25, 2012 - A C-130 delivered 13,000 pounds of emergency medical supplies to Sanaa, Yemen in the wake of an al-Qaeda bombing that killed over 300 soldiers and civilians.
    January 18, 2012 - An HC-130P King med-evaced a Marine with burns over 80% of his body.
    November 27, 2011 - A C-130 from the 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron air dropped 18,000 pounds of supplies to a remote mountain outpost.
    March 2011 - 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, flying C-130Js, squadron completed 72 airdrops.
    December 29, 2010 - A C-130J Super Hercules flew an airdrop mission.
    October 8, 2010 - Airdropped 27,000 pounds of supplies.
    Septemer 17, 2010 - Airdropped 35,000 pounds of supplies.
    August 2010 - Airdropped 23,000 pounds of supplies.
    June 2010 - Airdropped 309,000 pounds of supplies.
    May 19, 2010 - Airdropped 26,000 pounds of supplies.
    April 2010 - Delivered 135,000 pounds of supplies and airdropped 239,200 pounds of supplies.
    March 2010 - Air dropped 244,000 pounds of supplies. Delivered 34,000 pounds of supplies.
    February 2010 - Air dropped 532,000 pounds of supplies and leaflets. Delivered 52,000 pounds of supplies.
    RAF C-130s transport Afghan police.
    February 2008 - C-130s of the Air Forces 74th Air Expeditionary Squadron delivered about 1 million pounds of supplies during the month.
    August 31, 2007 - A C-130 carrying Congressional Observers carried out evasive maneuvers when the crew spotted ground to air fire.
    May 2007 - An AC-130H Spectre supported ground forces. The C-130's commander was awarded the 2007 Cheney Award.
    August 23, 2005 - A C-130 delivered 39,000 pounds of cargo.
    June 30, 2005 - A C-130J completed the first combat air drop.
    9 USAF and 1 Portugese C-130s airlifted troops and supplies to stop factional fighting. The troops included 440 Afghans, 29 U.S. advisors, & 8 interpreters.
    USMC KC-130Rs dropped 16 x 1500lb containers of supplies in two missions.
    May 18 - 30, 2005 - C-130s flew 4 missions and delivered 50,000 pounds of civil assistance cargo.
    March 2004 - two C-130s flew 19 tons of aid to Chadian troops who were fighting with terrorists in Chad.
    An HC-130 medevaced 18 Afghans who were wounded by an IED explosion on January 6, 2004.
    A Romanian AF C-130 flew Sgt. Maj. Mihail Anton Samuila's body out of Afghanistan.
    On April 28, 2003 a C-130 flew the body of A1C Raymond Losano from Bagram AB, Afghanistan.
    On February 12, 2003 an AC-130 fired about 10 x 105mm rounds against enemy troops as part of Operation Eagle Fury
    % An MC-130E crew of the 711th Special Operations Squadron won the MGen Thomas E. Marchbanks Jr. Award for an emergency refueling of four MH-53s.
    A C-130 air dropped 38,088 gallons of fuel in support of Operation Eagle Fury
    AC-130s supported US ground forces in the fighting on January 27 & 28, 2003.
    A USAF C-130 carried troops and supplies, destined for Afghanistan, to Turkey.
    An HC-130 provided fire support for a ground operation on July 27, 2002.
    An AC-130 supported an extraction on March 3, 2002. One AC-130 had the call sign "Grim 32".
    Half of Japan's C-130 fleet flew support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.
    An AC-130 engaged the enemy during a firefight near Khost airfield. Ten al-Qaeda died in the battle.
    2 Italian AF C-130s flew exiled king Mohammed Zahir Shah and his entourage back to Afghanistan.
    A C-130 flew two of the Canadians killed in a friendly fire incident to Halifax IAP.
    CH-130s refueled HH-60s in the air.
    The 17th Special Operations Squadron flew 180 MC-130P missions in the PI. The 17th evacuated Gracia Burnham to Manila and transported Martin Burnham's remains to Kadena AB.
    A C-130 transported Abdullah al Mujahir aka Jose Padilla from New York City to a Naval Base in Charleston, SC.
    An AC-130 supported US Special Forces in a firefight on June 18, 2002.
    An AC-130 supported Australian Troops in a firefight on May 17, 2002.
    2-4 AC-130s are participating the battle of Gardez.
    An AC-130 supported a Royal Marine operation where the Marines found an arms cache. The AC-130 dropped flairs when angry villagers confronted the Royal Marines.
    An AC-130 attacked al-Qaeda's Zawar Kili camp on 11 January, 2002.
    An AC-130 attacked al-Qaeda's Zawar Kili camp on 3 January, 2002. The AC-130 also video taped the B-1 and naval fighter attacks.
    An AC-130 attacked a Taliban leadership compound southwest of Kandahar on December 26, 2001.
    An AC-130 and some Navy jet fighters attacked a convoy. The attack destroyed 14 vehicles and killed 65.
    A C-130 flew members of the 401st MP company to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    A C-130 delivered 4 Prisoners to Kandahar IAP.
    13 C-130s landed troops and equipment in Kandahar Airport.
    A USAF C-130 flew to Phillippines and landed at what was once Clark AB.
    MC-130s delivered humanitarian aid.
    C-130s transported members of the 10th Mountain division to Bayram AB, Afghanistan.
    AC-130 attacked enemy troops in Tora Bora.
    An MC-130 medevaced some wounded from a forward deployed location during Operation Anaconda.
    C-130s medevaced the wounded from a "friendly fire" incident from Camp Rhino.
    A C-130, 0016, supported a rapid refueling of 2 Navy H-60 helicopters.
    On November 26, 2001 an RAF C-130 flew Northern Alliance representatives from Bagram, Afghanistan to Bonn, Germany.
    AC-130s & C-130s supported USMC troops in Afghanistan on November 26, 2001.
    AC-130s supported Northern Alliance troops during the prisoner uprising at Mazar-e-Sharif.
    On Novemer 16, 2001 8 C-130s carried 160 British troops to Bagram AB.
    A C-130 flew the eight rescued aid workers to Islamabad.
    C-130s dropped four BLU-82 bombs.
    US Army Rangers parachuted out of MC-130s to attack targets in Afghanistan on October 19, 2001. An AC-130 provided air support for the operation.
    C-130s flew some US troops into Uzbekistan.
    Japanese Self Defense Force C-130s flew relief supplies into Pakistan.
    Four EC-130 Commando Solo aircraft are broadcasting propaganda messages into Afghanistan. By 1 November, 2001 they had broadcast for 300 hours.
    C-130s flew US support personnel into Jacobabad AB, Pakistan on October 10, 2001.
    On October 15, 2001 two AC-130s joined the conflict.
    On October 22, 2001 an AC-130 attacked a Taliban installation at Chuker.
    February 11, 2005 - A C-130 air dropped 13,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies.
    April 19, 2005 - An AC-130H fired 8 x 105 mm & 7 x 40 mm rounds at enemy forces.
    November 2012 - A mortar attack damaged a C-130 at Shank.
    August 15, 2011 - A C-130 collided with an RQ-7 Shadow. The C-130 was slightly damaged. The Shadow crashed.
    A C-130 blew a tire while taxiing for a mission.
    October 3, 2015 - A USAF AC-130 attacked a hospital of Doctors Without Borders and killed at least 9 staff members and 13 patients. Link to the CENTCOM report on the incident.
    October 2, 2015 - A USAF C-130 crashed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The crash killed 6 Airmen and 5 civilian contractors.
    October 2, 2015 - Human error caused a C-130J to crash at Jalalabad. The crash killed 14.
    May 19, 2013 - A C-130J made a hard landing at Forward Operating Base Shank. It was damaged beyond repair, $20 million in parts were salvaged from the aircraft. The mishap was attributed to excess speed on landing.
    July 1, 2002 - an AC-130 attacked six suspected AAA sites. The AC-130 apparently killed 48 civilians and wounded 117 others.
    A USAF MC-130H, Serial Number 84-0475, of the 16th Special Operations Wing crashed on take-off in Afghanistan on June 12, 2002. There were three fatalities. SFC Peter P. Tycz II (USA), TSgt Sean M. Corlew (USAF), and SSgt Anissa A. Shero (USAF).
    A USMC KC-130R of the MART Squadron 352 crashed in Shamsi, Pakistan on January 9, 2002. All seven Marines on-board perished in the crash. Two bullets struck an MC-130H in the Philippines on 30 January, 2002.
    A USAF MC-130P crashed on February 13, 2002, no fatalities.
    LIBERIA

    An MC-130P Combat Shadow went to Senegal to support operations in Liberia.
    An MC-130P refueled three HH-60Gs during an infiltration mission.
    OPERATION ESSENTIAL HARVEST

    USAF C-130s flew US, British, and French troops into Macedonia.
    OPERATION ALLIED FORCE

    An MC-130 supported the rescue operation for the downed F-117A pilot. As of 11 April 1999 RAF C-130s have delivered 40 tons of supplies. An EC-130E dubed Commando Solo of the 193rd Special Operations Wing transmits to the Serbs. C-130 ABC3 aircraft supported a successful attack on an SA-6 site. A C-130 made a test landing on the Kukes airfield after it was upgraded by the UAE. AC-130s of the USAF 16th Special Operations Wing have started flying sorties against Yugoslavian forces on April 14. The US didn't mention their participation until 20 May. C-130s delivered 7,550 passengers and 3,865 tons of cargo as part of Operation Shining Hope.

    OTHER OPERATIONS

    July 2018 - C-130s, equipped with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), aided firefighing efforts in Colorado.
    March 15, 2018 - An MC-130 Commando II and a USMC KC-130J refueled two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters as part of a rescue operation where a sailor aboard the MSC Flavia was suffering from a life-threatening illness.
    August 2017 - HC-130H Combat King IIs assisted in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
    December 1, 2016 - An LC-130 med-evaced Buzz Aldrin from the South Pole.
    May 2015 - Two USMC KC-130J Hercules aircraft supported Operation Sahayogi Haat.
    October 8, 2014 - A C-130J provided medical supplies to west Africa to support the fight against the Ebola outbreak.
    August 10, 2014 - A USAF Reserve WC-130J spotted a stricken 42' sailboat in the eye of Hurricane Julio. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the 3 people on board.
    November 2013 - An RAF C-130 flew a relief mission to the Philippines.
    September 2013 - An MC-130 participated in the rescue and recovery efforts of two missing US Navy helicopter crew members in the Red Sea.
    June 2013 - C-130s fought the Black Forest fire in Southern California.
    April 4, 2013 - An HC-130 of the Alaskan Air National Guard was involved in the rescue of Tom Douglas.
    October 2012 - An RAF C-130 transported a patient from Glasgow to London.
    2012 - C-130s dropped over 2 million gallons of fire retardant for the season.
    June/July 2012 - 8 USAF C-130s flew fire supression missions in Colorado.
    2012 - Two pararescuemen jumped from an MC-130P with an inflatable boat to come to the aid of injured fishermen on a Chinese fishing boat. The fishermen were transported by a second MC-130P to MCAS Miramar.
    2012 - Two pararescuemen jumped from an HC-130 to reach a critically ill patient in a remote Alaskan village.
    February 4, 2012 - An MC-130P refueled two HH-60 helicopters that came to the aid of an ill sailor on the MCS Beijing.
    July 2011 - HC-130s search for a sailor missing from the USS Boxer.
    June - July 2011 - C-130s flew 242 sorties and dropped 609,960 gallons of retardent against fires in Arizona and New Mexico.
    April 2011 - C-130s fought Texas wildfires.
    March 5, 2011 - USAF C-130Js and USMC KC-130s airlifted 300 Egyptian citizens from Djerba, Tunisia to Egypt.
    March 3, 2011 - Two USAF C-130Js delivered humanitarian aid to Libyan evavuees.
    February 24, 2011 - An RAF C-130 evacuated 64 people and one dog from Lybia.
    December 2010 - C-130Js of the USAF dropped fire retardants on wildfires that broke out in Israel.
    August 2010 - Two C130s flew Pakistani flood relief flights.
    January 14, 2009 - A Special Ops MC-130H BEGAEN Capt. Daniel Santoro, a C-130 pilot won the Cheney Award. Captain Santoro's leadership and foresight led his squadron to successfully complete 29 missions, delivering 95 passengers and 211 tons of humanitarian aid to the war-torn country of Georgia, following an August 2008 Russian invasion.
    December 10, 2008 - An MC-130P refuled two HH-60G helicopters on a rescue mission where the life of a sailor on a cargo ship, off the coast of Ireland, was saved. The mariner was injured in a fall.
    November 5, 2008 - An LC-130 evauated a seriously injured member of an Australian Antarctic Division contingent.
    October 10, 2008 - A C-130 flew an aerial spray mission in Louisiana.
    September 2008 - A C-130 flew aerial spray missions in the wake of hurricane Ike.
    August 15, 2008 - Two USAF C-130s flew humanitarian aid to Georgia.
    May 12, 2008 - A USAF C-130 flew a relief mission to Burma.
    April 25, 2008 - An HC-130 refueled HH-60s during a rescue operation where six migrants were saved in the Gulf of Mexico.
    November 2007 - C-130s provided cyclone relief for Bangladesh.
    October 2007 - 2 x C-130s helped fight the California wild fires.
    July 17 - July 27, 2005 - C-130s and C-17s transported 680 troops and 14,500 pounds of cargo in support of UN operations in Darfur.
    July 6, 2005 - Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 152 flew 250,000 mishap-free flight hours.
    July 2005 - 2 x C-130s from RAF Leuchars transported police and supplies from Scotland to England in support of the 7/7/5 attacks.
    June 2005 - A Coast Guard C-130 found Patrick Hannan who was in the ocean for 15 hours.
    2005 - A USAF C-130J circumnavigated the globe.
    January 11, 2005 - A USAF C-130 flew 50,000 empty sandbags during a flood in Nevada.
    December 2004 - 10 C-130s flew tsunami relief missions.
    October 28, 2004 - A C-130 flew 6,000 pounds of plastic sheeting to Niigata, Japan for earthquake relief.
    October 24, 2004 - Flight Mechanic PO1 Danny Rees spotted PO2 Gary Chavez. PO2 Chavez and PO1 Martin Mantz were in the waters for 19 hours after their pleasure boat sank.
    Two C-130s of the 86thAW, 43rdABW are airlifing troops and supplies into Sudan. C-130s transported 352 AfricanUnion troops and 118,000 pounds of cargo.
    A C-130 is broadcasting television signals into Cuba.
    September 6, 2004 - Two C-130s flew 36,000 pounds of supplies to aid the victims of the school attack in Beslan, Russia.
    August 26, 2004 - An HC-130 flew a mission to rescue the pilot of a Kolb Fire Star II ultralight in Alaska.
    A USCG HC-130 flew a Coastguard sailor with a medical emergency from Mexico to San Diego.
    July 31, 2004 - USAF Hurrican Hunter C-130s began flying missions for the season.
    July 23, 2004 - An HC-130 came to the aid of an injured Chinese fisherman 350mi. NE of St. Maarten.
    A C-130 supported a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation involving a shipwreck 25 miles from Puerto Rico.
    An HC-130 refuelled two HH-60s that rescued a civilian in a stricken 52' sail boat.
    May 2004 - A USAF C-130 of the 35th Airlift Squadron spotted a missing Micronesian Sailing Vessel. A USCG C-130 delivered food, water, and a radio to the six survivors. The USAF C-130 crew members were:
    Capt. Jim Wall, Aircraft Commander † Capt Rod Keller, co-pilot † Capt. Eric Dopstaf, Navigator † SSgt Dave Harwood, Flight Engineer † SrA Aron Lee, loadmaster † SSgt Jason Rice, Crew Chief † SrA Jason Carr Assistant Crew Chief
    April 19, 2004 - Medevaced two critically wounded patients from Pristina, Kosovo.
    March 2004 - CC-130s flew Canadian troops to Haiti. CC-130s evacuated 340 people and flew in 50 litres. A CC-130 also medically evacuated a Hatian woman who was wounded in the fighting.
    March 1, 2004 - An HC-130 assisted in the rescue of Ted Greene, a crashed PA-15 pilot.
    February 29, 2004 - A USCG C-130 was involved in the rescue of the crew of the Bow Mariner.
    February 23, 2004 - A C-130 flew 50 US Marines to Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    A C-130 flew a critically ill newborn from Misawa AB to Kadena AB, Japan.
    Eight C-130s flew relief supplies into Iran for the earthquake victims.
    December 28, 2003 - A USAF C-130 delivered 150,000 lbs. of relief supplies to Iran.
    November 14, 2003 - A USCG C-130 assisted in the rescue of Lt. Cmdr. William Spears, USCG, who crashed in the Pacific Ocean in a Canard Pusher.
    November 15, 2003 - A USCG HC-130 assisted in the capture of 1.5 tons of cocaine, 6 suspects, and a "go-fast" vessel.
    C-130s flew 59 fire suppression sorties and dropped 145,800 gallons of water & retardent during against forrest fires in California, October 2003.
    A USAF C-130 transported 15,000 pounds of humanitarian Supplies to earthquake victims in Algeria. (June 2003)
    On May 26, 2003 a US Coast Guard C-130 searched for Petty Officer 1st Class Shaun Dale who was missing from the USS Nassau.
    On May 19, 2003 six Indonesian C-130s released 458 soldiers over an airstrip close to Banda Aceh.
    On May 2, 2003 two C-130s flew mercenaries to Nigeria.
    US Coast Guard C-130s searched for debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida coast.
    A C-130 participated in the rescue of Mike Swann who took ill while on a Commercial Fishing Boat. The Rescue was on December 8, 2002.
    On November 17, 2002 a UN C-130, number ZS-J1Z, transported UN inspectors to Iraq.
    On October 18, 2002 the US Coast Guard dispatched a C-130 to the scence where two F/A-18s crashed.
    October 2002 four Royal Australian Air Force C-130s med-evaced wounded from a terrorist bombing in Indonesia.
    In October 2002 WC-130s flew Hurricane Hunter missions to track Hurricane Lili. Captain Robert Light was an aircraft commander for a mission on 10/2/2002. MSgt Deano Harrison was a dropsonde Systems Operator for a 10/2/2002 mission. A WC-130 that flew a 10/3/2002 mission had the tail number 50968. The 53rd Weather Recconnaisance Sq flew these missions.
    On September 25, 2002 three C-130s transported 200 US Army troops to Ghana so they could protect American children during a coup attempt in the Ivory Coast. On 26 September a C-130 flew the American children out of the Ivory Coast.
    On September 6, 2002 a USMC KC-130 refueled two USAF Pave Hawk helicopters during a rescue operation that rescued two men from a 30' yacht in the North Atlantic.
    On July 13 & 14, 2002 C-130s of the 145th AW, North Carolina ANG, dropped 200,000 gallons of fire retardent.
    An AC-130 of the 4th Special Operation Squadron found two stranded jet skiers on June 14, 2002.
    four C-130s joined in the firefighting effort in Colorado on June 14, 2002. Two were from the 302 AW (USAFRES) and two were from the 145 AW (North Carolina ANG).
    August 17, 2014 - A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 had to make an emergency landing while it was on a firefighting mission.
    May 2, 2018 - A WC-130 crashed in Savannah, Georgia killing 5 on board
    July 10, 2017 - A USMC KC-130 crashed and killed 16 on board.
    December 13, 2015 - SrA Jeremy Jutbe-Hake died of a heart attack while serving as a loadmaster on a C-130. The C-130 had an inflight emergency but his death was not related to the emergency.
    July 27, 2014 - A stow away died inside the wheel well of a C-130 that flew from Africa to Germany, with multiple stops.
    July 2, 2012 - A C-130 involved in the firefighting efforts crashed in South Dakota. Killed were Lt. Col. Paul K. Mikeal, Maj. Joseph M. McCormick, Maj. Ryan S. David, and SMSgt. Robert S. Cannon.
    October 29, 2009 - A US Coast Guard C-130 crashed with an AH-1 Super Cobra. The seven on board the C-130 and the crew members of the AH-1 are believed killed.
    March 31, 2005 - The loss of situational awareness caused the crash of a USAF MC-130H Combat Talon II, Serial Number 87-0127, crashed and killed 9 crew members. Those killed were:
    Captain Todd R. Bracy, Captain James S. Cronin, Captain Gil C. Williamson, Captain Surender D. Kothakota, 1st Lt. Ray C. Owens Jr., Chief Master Sgt. Lawrence B. Gray, Tech. Sgt. James R. Henry, Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Pentico, Tech. Sgt. Glenn P. Lastes
    June 30, 2003 - An Algerian C-130 crashed. Four crew members and four others died in the crash.
    On June 25, 2003 an Iranian C-130 crashed. The crash killed seven people.
    On August 7, 2002 a USAF Special Operations Command MC-130H crashed in Puerto Rico. Ten Air Force members died in the crash. Link to Casualty List
    June 17, 2002 - A Hawkins & Powers Aviation, Inc. C-130 crashed while on a fire fighting mission. Steven Ray Wass (pilot), Craig LaBare (co-pilot), and Michael Davis (crewman) died in the crash.

    USAF C-130s had 3 Class A mishaps in FY-2002. There were no USAF C-130 Class A mishaps in FY-2003.

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