Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 March 1985
Type:Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 64-0549
C/n / msn: 4044
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Hood, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), United States of America
Destination airport:Killeen-Gray AAF, TX (GRK/KGRK), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-130 was flying in a formation with two other planes dropping 15-pound sand bags from a low altitude, to simulate a supply dropping mission. The airplane reportedly stalled and crashed into a rural field.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Witnesses: C-130 flight 'erratic' before crash (Elyria Chronicle Telegram, 1985-03-13)


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Distance from Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX to Killeen-Gray AAF, TX as the crow flies is 242 km (151 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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