A C-130 Hercules belonging to the Brazilian air force (FAB) crash-landed near the Chilean Base Eduardo Frei on King George Island on November 27 2014. Luckily, there were no casualties and the resulting fire on one of the jet engines was put out quickly.

The crashed Lockheed C-130 blocked the airstrip on King George Island for several days.
The crashed Lockheed C-130 blocked the airstrip on King George Island for several days.

Apparently, the right main landing gear broke during the landing and prop no. 4 was ripped off when the plane collided with a snow wall. The resulting fire was quickly extinguished. The crash happened around 11 am local time. According to the Chilean National TV, bad weather conditions were experienced during the landing. Despite serious damages to the plane, there were no casualties during the accidents.

The damaged plane belongs to the Brazilian Air Force and was part of the Brazilian Antarctic Program (Proantar) which offers logistic support for researchers in the region.
The damaged plane belongs to the Brazilian Air Force and was part of the Brazilian Antarctic Program (Proantar) which offers logistic support for researchers in the region.
A C-130 Hercules landing on King George Island, which is part of the South Shetland Islands.
A C-130 Hercules landing on King George Island, which is part of the South Shetland Islands.