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    Puerto Rican C-130 Air Crash

    Puerto Rican Guard plane that crashed in Georgia was on retirement flight

    I was watching the news and they said this was an over sixty year old C-130. It was referred to as an H model. I was pretty sure an H model C-130 would not be over sixty years old I found the serial number. The S/N is 65-0968. That 65 means it was built in 1965. The aircraft was fifty three years old. It was old, but not that old.

    The C-130 Hercules design is over sixty years old.
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    isn't the B-52 design even older?

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    Pretty close to the same time. About the time I went in the Air Force in 1959, they were in the process of switching from the b-47 to the B-52. I hated to see the B-47 go because it was such a pretty airplane.
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    C130 is still a very stable aircraft.
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