Accidents and Incidents
At least two C-130Js have been involved in accidents:
- On 12 February 2007, RAF Hercules C.4 C-130J-30 ZH876, c/n 5460, seriously damaged during landing, no casualties.
- On 15 March 2012, Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130J-30, 10-5630, c/n 5630, on a flight from Evenes, Norway to Kiruna, Sweden, impacted the side of Kebnekaise mountain, and disintegrated. All five aboard were confirmed dead. The aircraft was to collect soldiers and fly back to the Norwegian base for the NATO exercise "Cold Response".
- On 9 January 2013, the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported that some of Canada’s new Hercules military transports have counterfeit Chinese microchips located in their cockpit displays. These parts could leave pilots with blank instrument panels in mid-flight.
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