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Authorities Find Missing C-130 Engine

Posted September 17, 2001

— Military officials said Monday that they found the missing engine that fell from a plane on Sept. 5.

The Air Mobility Command's Safety Investigation Board found the missing Hercules engine at 1:30 p.m. Sunday approximately 6 miles northwest of the Laurinburg Airport.

The engine had been missing since the plane, a 1968 model C-130, had to make an emergency landing at Fayetteville Regional Airport.

The plane was flying a routine training mission at approximately 1,000 feet and had 10 crewmembers on board. No one on the flight was injured.

A safety investigation board is investigating the incident.

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