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Lockheed C-130 Hercules (79-0478)

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A pair of (former) Nevada Air Guard C-130H Hercs (79-0477 and 79-0478) are viewed here on very short final for runways 16R and 16L in this 2013 photo.
Both of these Hercs are now gone. In 2015, 79-0477 (top) was with the Montana ANG and 79-0478 was written off as destroyed after an accident at Baghdad International Airport on 7 Jul 2015.

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Gary Schenauer Photo Uploader
I'm not certain if 79-0477 is still with the Montana AG now.
The only info I have on the burned remains of 79-0478 is that it was supposedly being returned to the States but I don't know for sure if it ever was brought back.
ALAN GRIFFITHS
A MUCH LOVED AIRCRAFT IN AUSSIE
nycslc1
Cool!
Gary Schenauer Photo Uploader
Doug, I appreciate the link. It clarifies the reason 79-0478 was written off (from a semantics viewpoint, "damaged beyond repair' is different from "destroyed" although they both mean its flying days were finished). More than that; tho, the info provided in your link also pinpoints what actually happened at Baghdad. TYVM for posting the link, Doug. (Wave)
ANGELO DROUTSAS
They fly over my house every other day here in Reno.
Tom Vance
can you see how green I am? and that's not because I am the Alien...beautiful capture..!
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