Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 19 February 1972
Type:Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-1813
C/n / msn: 3775
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) E of Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB, AR (LRF) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB, AR (LRF/KLRF), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-130 was on final approach to Little Rock AFB, AR (LRF) when it collided with a Cessna T-37 Tweet training jet.
The trainer was on a cross country training mission from Big Spring-Webb AFB, TX (BGS). Both pilots ejected safely.


Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

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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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