C-130 YMC-130H Lockheed Hercules flight test accident crash
Discovery Communications Content copyright. Top secret Iran hostage rescue mission aircraft YMC-130H were three modified Lockheed Hercules Aircraft for Top Secret "Operation Credible Sport", for second Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt. One of the measures considered for a second hostage rescue attempt in Iran was a project to develop a "Super STOL" aircraft, to be flown by Combat Talon crews, that would use a soccer stadium near the US Embassy as an improvised landing field. Called Credible Sport, the project acquired three C-130H transports from an airlift unit in late August 1980, one as a test bed and two for the mission, and modified them on an accelerated basis. Designated as the XFC-130H, the aircraft were modified by the installation of 30 rockets in five sets: eight firing forward to stop the aircraft, eight downward to brake its descent rate, eight rearward for takeoff assist, four mounted on the wings to stabilize them during takeoff transition, and two at the rear of the tail to prevent it from striking the ground because of over-rotation. Other STOL features included a dorsal and two ventral fins on the rear fuselage, double-slotted flaps and extended ailerons, a new radome, a tailhook for landing aboard an aircraft carrier, and Combat Talon avionics, including a TF/TA radar, a defensive countermeasures suite, and a Doppler radar/GPS tie-in to the aircraft's inertial navigation system. Of the three aircraft, only one received full modification. The program abruptly ended when it crashed during testing on October 29, 1980, and international events soon after rendered another rescue attempt moot.
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Girls Blown on the Beach in St. Maarten! HOT!
Watch for this video to be shown on the Discovery. It may be on a show called "World's Weirdest". I have no idea how they are going to use it, but it should be exciting. This was taken at Maho Beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. A jet was taking off next to our beach and blew everything all over the place. One of my son's Crocs was blown 3 football fields into the ocean. In addition, most of our cameras were thrown all over the beach. Nothing was permanently damaged though, except for losing a Croc. This was on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at approximately 2:00PM. We stopped off at this island from our cruise on the Carnival Valor. The beach is right next to the famous Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). The planes take off and land incredibly close to the beach. What a great time! Many have asked what camera model I used to shoot this... It is a Kodak PlaySport Zx3 HD Waterproof Video Camera. You should really try to visit this beach! Yes, I'm sure it's not the most relaxing beach out there, but there are plenty of those types in the world. This is the only place that I know of that you are able to experience the thrust from a jet plane taking off. It literally is, A BLAST! So please don't knock it until you try it. This video was also featured on the show "The Insider" April 10, 2012 on the CW Network (CBS). Here is the video from my interview with them: http://youtu.be/D3rtrpSxsOI Please see my other video too of an A340 landing and flying just 20 feet above our heads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yazCAdWCJSk&hd=1 Check out this video we shot of a guy in Louisiana playing with an aligator: http://youtu.be/RvrjL9yucbU?hd=1 (Zam's Swamp Tours)