dfwjim1 wrote:Slightly off course but I am curious as to why there were 9 people on the plane since it was going to Arizona to be retired. I was under the impression that the standard number of crew on a C-130 was 5.
5 seem's high even for a legacy C-130 (but I have no idea). On a J model it's obviously less than 5.
Maybe pilots needed hours so they were going to switch midflight? SPACE A maybe? No idea.