C-130J Super Hercules damaged by nose gear collapse at Little Rock Air Force Base

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base was damaged when its nose gear collapsed while the plane was on the tarmac

C-130J Super Hercules damaged by nose gear collapse at Little Rock Air Force Base

No one was injured when the nose gear for a C-130J Super Hercules collapsed while the aircraft was on the tarmac at Little Rock Air Force Base, said Tim Boyer, a spokesman for the 19th Airlift Wing.

The C-130J, which is assigned to the 314th Airlift Wing, is grounded as investigators determine how badly it has been damaged, Boyer told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.

The incident happened on Tuesday. Three pictures of the damaged plane were posted on the Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page on the following day.

It is too early to determine whether the accident rises to the level of a Class A mishap, which involves more than $2 million worth of damage to an aircraft, Boyer said.

“Operational safety is a top priority for Little Rock Air Force Base and an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the incident,” Boyer said.

Jeff Schogol

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