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Tornado Aftermath at the 166 AW, Delaware ANG

What you're about to see are photos of the aftermath of a tornado that was spawned by the remnants of hurricane Jeanne as it passed over the northeastern states in late September 2004. At first glance, it looks like a simple mishap of a C-130H that wandered off of a taxiway until you see the buckled wing-fuselage joints, the differential angle between the horizontal stab and the wing, and lots of significant damage that makes one wonder if this bird will fly again. I assume that this aircraft had been parked on the ramp before it was picked up and tossed across the airfield. You can also see other C-130Hs that were 're-arranged' on the ramp as well. It is a stark reminder that even the weight and ruggedness of the Hercules are no match for mother nature.

Photos courtesy of the Deleware ANG.

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