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Air Force says crash of C-130J which killed 14 caused by night vision goggle case

The pilot used a night vision goggle case to hold the horizontal stabilizer elevators in a raised position while cargo was being unloaded then neglected to remove the case prior to takeoff. ( More...

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I must admit that when I read the headline, I assumed that this report must be referring to the Indian Airforce C130J crash last year. Horrified to realise that the crew involved were highly trained USAF. My total flying hours amount to 12,000 accrued since 1973.


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