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Last updated: 21 October 2018
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Date:Tuesday 4 November 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Venezolana - FAV
Registration: 3556
C/n / msn: 4406
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed after engine failure.

Sources:
» Flight International, 15 November 1980
» El Tiempo 5 November 1980, p.4B


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