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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 28 April 1978
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 63-7766
C/n / msn: 3832
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sparrevohn Air Force Station, AK (SVW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:Sparrevohn Air Force Station, AK (SVW/PASV), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed short of the runway, broke up and caught fire.



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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Sparrevohn Air Force Station, AK as the crow flies is 307 km (192 miles).

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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