Contributing Factors to C-130 Mishaps and Other Intra-Theater Airlift Challenges, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, September 28, 2018 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the September 28, 2018 hearing on "Contributing Factors to C-130 Mishaps and Other Intra-Theater Airlift Challenges," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces of the Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Robert J. Wittman: "Recently, there have been an alarming rise in noncombat aviation accidents. From fiscal year 2013 to 2017, manned fighter, bomber, helicopter, and cargo warplane accidents rose nearly 40 percent, resulting in the loss of life of over 130 service members in aviation mishaps. Of these incidents, over 20 percent of fatalities occurred in three accidents involving legacy intra-theater aircraft C-130H Hercules, KC-130T, and C-2A Greyhound aircraft operated by the Puerto Rican Air National Guard [PRANG], U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and Navy Active Duty, respectively. Considering these three mishaps involve legacy intra-theater aircraft, it is my fervent belief that the services must do everything possible to ensure the safety of flight. To this end, among the things this committee must consider is the recapitalization and modernization of the oldest and most vulnerable legacy aircraft." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Scott D. Conn, Jerry Harris, and Donald E. Kirkland.
H.A.S.C. No. 115-120; House Armed Services Committee No. 115-120
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