Date & Time: May 6, 2010
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Operator:
Registration:
XV304
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lyneham AFB - Brize Norton
MSN:
4272
YOM:
1968
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft made a gear up landing and slid on runway for several yards before coming to rest. All four crew were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was taking part to a RAF troop transfer mission from Lyneham AFB to Brize Norton.
Causes:
It appears that crew did not follow the approach check-list and forgot to lower the gear. There was no reaction or any corrective action from the crew when the warning alarm sounded in the cockpit on approach. No technical anomaly was found on the aircraft or its components according to the board of investigation.