The water bomber crew pulls too many G causing the wings breaks apart

What happens in this video ?

This Hercules C130 went down on June 17th (2002) while it was dropping fire retardant material on a 10,000 acre forest fire near Walker, California. The wings suddenly snapped off and the aircraft crashed near a commercial area. All the 3 crew members were killed.
See also the analysis of this Hercules C130 tanker crash.

Comments

Ian
(Alabama, U.s)
It was rumored that this aircraft was used by the CIA earlier in its career. So the service and maintanence history was incomplete.
23rd May, 2011
John
Fargo

(Usa)
I can't say anything specific about the crash, but I have seen how people ( often professionals ) get overzealous and act unsafely during emergency situations -- like our current flood. Stay calm, do your job, stay alive.
3rd April, 2009
G.T.
Sacto

(U.s.)
I remember seeing this on channel 13 news after it happened. From what I could see, the aircraft was on fire in the wing (probably due to a fuel leak) and burned through the wings spar (because of high heat) and it went down. 3 people dead.
15th January, 2009
md
Spokane

(Us)
What a joke - I saw the original footage which is 50% more than what you see ( nice edit job - who is the ass )- he came in to steep and pulled up while dumping his load which was gone in a matter of seconds, that caused a snap back effect
5th May, 2008
jouho
Helsinki

(Finland)
I have seen this on youtube many times and iv been wondering what the hell went wrong?? How is this possible? Both wings just fall off... The wing attachments are supposed to be the strongest parts of an aircraft.
17th July, 2007
Mick
(Uk)
I would have to say this accident could of been avoided the main spar would have had obvious signs of fatigue prior dispatch
3rd March, 2007