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Shannon: Emergency Landing of US Mil Aircraft

category clare | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Saturday June 11, 2005 14:11author by SNN Watch Report this post to the editors

details coming in from SNN Watchers...

details coming

text:

USMIL flight making
emergency landing at
SNN following engine
failure. He's down to
3000ft.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 14:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's a military cargo
aircraft with propellers.
One engine not turning at all.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 14:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's a Hercules.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 14:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a four-engine turboprop aircraft, is the main tactical air transport aircraft of the United States and United Kingdom military forces. Capable of landing and taking off from short, rough dirt runways, it is a personnel and cargo hauler and is used in a wide variety of other roles, such as gunships, weather watchers, tankers, firefighters and aerial ambulances. There are more than 40 versions of the Hercules, and it is widely used by more than 50 nations, establishing a long record of reliability and durability, participating in a variety of military, civilian and humanitarian operations and environments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-130_Hercules

Hercules
Hercules

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 14:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The Herc that just made
emergency landing at
SNN had total failure of
no. 4 engine

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 15:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Herc parked.
Listening to ATC and I tipped
off local journo who has a telephoto lens.
He got pics of the herc. Probably be in tomorrow's
tabloids.
More info to come.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 16:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Army jeep guarding
Herc. ATA at terminal
with transat 537.

author by redjadepublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 18:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Fri Jun 10th, 2005 at 10:51:09 PDT

Here are the current numbers.

                Today      12/3/04
United Kingdom
 8,761       12,000
South Korea     3,600        2,800
Italy           3,600        3,169 (pullout begins 9/05)
Poland          1,700        2,400 (zero by end of '05)
Ukraine         1,450        1,400 (zero by 10/05)
Georgia           898            0
Romania           730          700
Japan             550          750
Denmark           496          496
Bulgaria          450          485
Australia         400          920
El Salvador       380          380
Mongolia          180          180
Azerbajian        151          151
Latvia            122          122
Czech             110          110
Lithuania         120          105
Slovakia          105          105
Albania            71           71
Estonia            55           55
Armenia            46            0
Macedonia          33           28
Kazakhstan         29           29
Norway             10           10
Netherlands         0        1,345
Hungary             0          300
Portugal            0          128
Tonga               0           45
Moldova             0           12

The overrall number of troops is somewhat steady, though three out of our top five allies are planning to pull out by the end of the year. That's nearly 7,000 less troops for the war effort at a time when our forces in Iraq are already stretched to the breaking level.

The following countries have pulled their contingents: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Hungary, Moldova, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, and Tonga.

Data and discussion found at DailyKos.com

author by toneorepublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 19:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We're quite capable of listening to the News y' know. It's hardly an invasion.

Related Link: http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0611/shannon.html
author by redjadepublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 19:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

interesting from RTE link...

'The plane had to dump thousands of litres of aviation fuel before being allowed to land. '

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 21:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Home now.
The Herc was parked up to await repairs.
Irish Army guarded it. 25 dudes got off,
probably members of Idaho Air National Guard.

Someone told me it was mentioned on RTE radio and TV3 news had pictures.

There was no sign of repairs. I imagine they are expecting a replacement engine to be flown over from a USAF base in the UK.

author by Eoinpublication date Sat Jun 11, 2005 23:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Nice work guys!
Quick update on the High Court action taken against the Irish Government in 2002 for allowing US flights through here for the war in Afghanistan -- We were expecting a judgement this week, but will probably hear it next week or the week after. Ms Judge Macken is moving up to the Sup. Court, so she wants to get all this sort of thing off desk before the summer hols.

author by corporate toolpublication date Sun Jun 12, 2005 21:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Are we complaining about emergency landings now?

Would the IAWM prefer the aircraft and its occupants to crash into the sea?

Give up people. The public don't care. Thats why they all stay at home for the marches.

author by redjadepublication date Tue Jun 14, 2005 15:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

'The plane had to dump thousands of litres of aviation fuel before being allowed to land. '

I know of the procedure - what interested me was not that they did it but I was wondering *where* they dumped it?

I'm sure that people in the communities around the airport would like to know.

Maybe just a few fish died in the incident, but it would be nice to know these things.

And if it did crash, what was the cargo?

author by SNN WORKERpublication date Tue Jun 14, 2005 20:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

They dump the fuel above 13,000 feet so it has evaporated before it could do any harm to local areas and there was no cargo on board !!

author by redjadepublication date Wed Jun 15, 2005 15:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

'has evaporated before it could do any harm to local areas'

Just curious how does one investigate this? Would someone in the gov tell ya the info if asked? There must be a way of learning this without having anonymous gov workers answering questions on Indymedia.

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