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Accident description
Last updated: 30 September 2016
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Date:Sunday 13 October 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed WC-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 65-0965
C/n / msn: 4106
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:South China Sea (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Philippines
Destination airport:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Philippines
Narrative:
The weather reconnaissance plane was gathering information on typhoon Bess. It penetrated the typhoon between Hong Kong and Taiwan and crashed.
Debris was spotted some 400 miles NNW off Clark Air Base.


Sources:
» The News and Courier - Oct 14, 1974


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