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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 14 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:Royal Saudi Air Force - RSAF
Registration: 453
C/n / msn: 4128
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 81 / Occupants: 81
Total:Fatalities: 89 / Occupants: 89
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Madinah (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED/OEMA), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed after engine failure on takeoff.

Sources:
» Flight International, 27 September 1980


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