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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 16 October 1982
Time:14:30 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-1003
C/n / msn: 3572
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:330 km (206.3 mls) E off Cape May, NJ, USA (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Destination airport:Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS (NWU), Bermuda
Narrative:
Ditched in Atlantic Ocean in 55kt winds after running out of fuel en route Azores-Bermuda due to navigation system failure; the Hercules remained afloat for 2 days.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 17 Oct 1982


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Distance from Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores to Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS as the crow flies is 3425 km (2141 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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