Lockheed UV-1L / C-130BL / LC-130F
JD-21 / XD-03 (Not the original) / XD-321

   
Lockheed C-130 production number:  3567
Lockheed series number:  282C-6B
US Navy Buno:  148321
USAF serial number:  59-5925
Build date:  1959
VX-6 side number:  JD-18
VXE-6 side number: XD-03
 
History:  Operated with VX / VXE-6 from 1961 - 1971, crashed and left in place for 17 years in Antarctica, recovered and repaired, returned to VXE-6 from 1993-1999.
 
Disposition:  Storage Davis-Monthan AFB  29 Mar 99

The Navy UV-1L / C-130BL / LC-130F is the equivalent of the USAF C-130B

After unloading a French traverse team on December 4 1971, the pilot made a JATO take-off to return to McMurdo 750 nautical miles away. At an altitude of about 50 feet, two JATO bottles separated from the left-hand side of the fuselage and struck the inboard engine and propeller. With the gearbox and propeller torn off and the outboard propeller damaged by flying debris, the aircraft was seriously damaged on impact. The ten man crew were uninjured but had to live in survival shelters for 80 hours until the weather improve enough to allow a rescue plane to land. Recovered after being burried by snow for 17 years in Antarctica.
(from "United States Aircraft Losses in Antarctica")
 
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XD-321 "Phoenix" in honor of the original XD-03.
 
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Antarctic site D-59: LC-130 Resurrection
Story by Jacuelyii Randall
http://members.tripod.com/age77/id19.htm
 
Official AF news release on the third life of 148321 (it was never reactivated and has since been placed back into storage at AMARC)
http://www.af.mil/news/Feb2002/n20020226_0312.shtml
 
The complete story on the crash, salvage and recovery of 148321
http://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/history/321/321.html