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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2018
Date:Thursday 26 February 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed MC-130EY Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 64-0564
C/n / msn: 4074
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Tabones Island (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP), Philippines
Destination airport:?
Crashed in sea during a low level run.


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Lockheed C-130

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  • 173rd loss
  • 105th fatal accident
  • 12th worst accident (at the time)
  • 32nd worst accident (currently)
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