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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2016
Date:Friday 29 March 1985
Type:Lockheed CC-130H Hercules
Operator:Canadian Armed Forces
Registration: 130331
C/n / msn: 4559
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edmonton-Namao Field, AB (YED) (   Canada)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Edmonton-Namao Field, AB (YED/CYED), Canada
Destination airport:Edmonton-Namao Field, AB (YED/CYED), Canada
Two Lockheed CC-130H Hercules transport planes were destroyed in an accident following a mid-air collision over Edmonton-Namao Field, AB (YED), Canada. All five crew members aboard each plane were killed.
The aircraft were part of the three-ship formation taking part in a fly-past to mark the 61st anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

» The C-130 Hercules turns 50 / by Vic Johnson. In: Air Force (Vol. 28 No.4, Winter 2004/2005)
» The Montreal Gazette - Apr 1, 1985


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