C-130 YMC-130H Lockheed Hercules flight test accident crash
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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.
Awesome Hawker Hurricane Low Flypast " Goosebumps ".
The folks on the cold wind swept hill, had a heart warming moment, when a
WW2 Hurricane swooped down for a awesome low flypast. it was great to see a
folks who weren't alive during WW2, honouring this iconic aircraft.
Terrifying mid-air airplane crash near Tehran
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- Airplane: Ilyushin IL-76MD
- The C-130 camera has recorded this video.
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Concorde and the Red Arrows perform a fly-past over Buckingham Palace for
the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.
Check out my other Concorde Fly-Past video at Heathrow in 1996!
Jet Blue Airbus nose gear failure on landing
On 9/22/05, a JetBlue Airbus pilot couldn't get his nose gear to rotate
into landing position. This video of the safe and successful landing at
Los Angeles International airport shows the best possible outcome to every
passenger's worst nightmare.