Accident
Last updated: 17 December 2014
Status:
Datum:donderdag 17 mei 1962
Type:Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 56-0546
Constructienummer: 3154
Bouwjaar: 1958
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 32 km W of Nairobi-Embakasi Airport (NBO) (   Kenia) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tripoli-Wheelus AB (MJI/HLLM), LibiŰ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nairobi-Embakasi Airport (NBO/HKNA), Kenia
Beschrijving:
Crashed into mountain in poor weather. The C-130 carried support personnel and equipment for the recovery team of the Aurora 7, the second American manned orbital flight.
Reportedly he C-130 was in a holding pattern at about 11,000 over the Ngong (GG) NDB and had just started the west bound leg of the holding pattern when being cleared for the approach to Nairobi Airport. At that time the crew started the descent on the west bound leg of the holding pattern and when turning back to the east he descended below the MEA for that sector.


Bronnen:
» Hal Maynard (E-mail 3-11-2013)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tripoli-Wheelus AB en Nairobi-Embakasi Airport bedraagt 4513 km (2820 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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