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Air Force Finds Missing C-130 Engine

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POPE AIR FORCE BASE — An Air Force crew cut a trailthrough thick woods in Scotland County to remove the engine thatfell from the wing of a transport plane earlier this month.

The engine from a C-130 transport plane was found some six milesnorth of the Laurinburg Airport.

The engine was found last Saturday. It's being analyzed, andthat will lead to a report in about 30 days on how to prevent theaccident in the future. Another panel will look into the accidentto determine if anyone was at fault.

The plane, which was from the 41st Airlift Squadron at Pope AirForce Base, lost the outside engine on its right wing at about athousand feet. Investigators say it was very unusual for an engineto fall off a wing, although it wasn't unusual for one to fail.

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