Sunday, November 7, 2021

Air Force Closes Investigation of Hercules Crash Without Finding Cause

Nearly two years after a Hercules C-130 plane was lost at sea, Chile's Air Force has concluded its investigation without determining the cause. Most of the wreckage was never found, and the few pieces recovered weren't enough to determine the cause. Searchers spent months looking for debris using ships and aircraft. The FACH C-130 went down in waters between the tip of South America and Antartica in December 2019. All 38 crew members on board perished. The Air Force is not done with the case, however. It faces lawsuits alleging negligence, and a prosecutor is still investigating the crash.