Hydraulic Problems Reported Before Fiery Plane Crash at Santa Barbara Airport

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Authorities say seven people escaped unhurt when a large transport plane they were on crashed and caught fire at Santa Barbara Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Lockheed C-130 experienced hydraulic problems shortly after departing an airport in nearby Santa Maria Sunday night. The FAA says the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Santa Barbara, where it crash-landed on its belly along a runway. Everybody on board walked away without injuries. Crews quickly doused the fire. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. KSBY-TV reports flights are canceled or delayed Monday as officials figure out how to remove the large aircraft. In Northern California last week all 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury after the aircraft went off a runway and burst into flames.

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