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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 28 February 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 68-10944
C/n / msn: 4324
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) NW of Borja (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ/LEZG), Spain
Destination airport:Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ/LEZG), Spain
The C-130E Hercules departed Zaragoza on a low-level supply drop training mission. Weather in the area included a 1200-feet ceiling with 6 km visibility. The Hercules struck the face of a mesa at an elevation of 2200 feet.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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