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Accident description
Last updated: 24 June 2018
Date:Sunday 12 December 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-0515
C/n / msn: 3123
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bitburg Air Base (BBJ) (   Germany)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Bitburg Air Base (BBJ/EDRB), Germany
Destination airport:?
Crashed after entering a stall during assault takeoff.


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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