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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Friday 29 May 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Egyptian Air Force
Registration: SU-BAH/1276
C/n / msn: 4792
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cairo West Air Base (   Egypt)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cairo West Air Base (HECW), Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft hit the ground shortly after takeoff from Cairo West



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