A US Air Force C130 from Glasgow Prestwick declared an emergency not long after departure and headed back to it’s origin point.
US Air Force Aircraft From Glasgow Prestwick Declares Emergency…
Using the callsign REACH, RCH422 departed from Glasgow Prestwick earlier this morning and proceeded in a south-easterly direction.
It is unclear what it’s destination was, with the affected C130 being 92-1533.
Upon reaching the Windermere area, the US Air Force aircraft made a u-turn back to the airport and squawked 7700, the general emergency squawk.
RCH422 then landed safely into Glasgow Prestwick at 1225 local time, with the cause of the emergency not yet known at this time.
As per data from airport-data.com, 92-1533 is a 31 year old Lockheed C-130H Hercules which is currently based with the Wyoming ANG.
It’s alternative name is the City of Cody, which is named after the Wyoming-based city, which houses over 10,000 people.
The C-130H Hercules has Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, with it’s primary function being global airlifting for the US Air Force, of which it is assumed this was such a mission out of Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
In terms of specifications for the aircraft, it has a top speed of 366 mph at an altitude of 20,000 feet, with an overall ceiling of 23,000 feet with a maximum of 19 tonnes payload.
All eyes will be on the cause of this emergency. As soon as AviationSource finds out this cause, we will update the article accordingly.
This remains a developing story.
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