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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 03:31
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C130 down NE Cooma

Reports of a US registered C130 down near Cooma. SAR choppers heading out now.

From NSWRFS:
The NSW Rural Fire Service is investigating reports of a serious incident involving an aircraft in southern NSW this afternoon.

Contact was lost with a Large Air Tanker which was working in the Snowy Monaro area.

Local ground crews indicate the aircraft may have crashed.

A number of helicopters are in the area carrying out a search.

No further information is available at this time.
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 03:35
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Bomber 134 - N134CG
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...hfire/11893554
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Large Air Tanker (C130) Bomber 134/N134CG Down in Australia

Sounds like a LAT working in Southern NSW has crashed, appears to be N134CG

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N134CG
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 03:53
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This article:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...c0ec46273d22a2

Says the crash is in Peak View

https://goo.gl/maps/y35Ye6ViVBQadvQC6

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Both flightaware and FR24 tracks end rather abruptly with several helicopters rather quickly making their way to the last "known" location.
Might ad, looks like the ABC report doesn't show the correct airframe.
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A Royal Australian Airforce P-8-A is circling just north of Peak View.

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From the New South Wales Rural Fire Service:


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RAAF P-8A orbiting over the scene.


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RAAF A47-005 P-8A Poseidon as "BLACKCAT 50" currently searching for a missing C-130 Large Air Tanker in the Snowy Mountains region of NSW, Australia. NSW RFS confirmed that a C-130 is currently missing and a SAR operation is taking place
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 04:17
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Hoping this is not a Coulson aircraft. They have bomber 134 registered as N130CG. Fingers crossed for the crew.

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Originally Posted by dash34 View Post
Hoping this is not a Coulson aircraft. The have bomber 134 registered as N130CG
yes thats it apparently

crash scene is being orbited by P-8 callsign BLKT50 and rscu201 is airborne and looks to be heading to that area
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 04:23
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N134CG


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The speed fluctuates wildly, very bad turbulence in the lee of those hills. Structural failure?
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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 04:45
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Originally Posted by Cedrik View Post
The speed fluctuates wildly, very bad turbulence in the lee of those hills. Structural failure?
As is often said on these forums, letís not speculate. It could be a multitude of possibilities. Come up with them in your head. No need to post them right now- they havenít even found the wreckage yet! As for your comment- I dare say the GROUNDspeed indications on that primitive freely available little graph would be similar on most firebombing sorties. Letís hope there are some survivors

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Nil survivors.

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Old 23rd Jan 2020, 05:04
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Speculating, rumours yep.

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It hurts all when fellow aviators take their final flight. RIP -(
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Channel 7 News is reporting that witnesses saw the C130 crash in a ball of fire. 3 crew on board. It looks like the chances of survivors would be very slim.

https://7news.com.au/news/bushfires/...ports-c-661253
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