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Accident description
Last updated: 23 June 2018
Date:Friday 14 March 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 74-2064
C/n / msn: 4659
First flight: 1976
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) W of Adana-Incirlik Air Base (ADA) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Adana-Incirlik Air Base (ADA/LTAG), Turkey
Fuel tank explosion; crashed on approach.


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