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Accident description
Last updated: 31 March 2015
Date:Monday 14 December 1987
Type:Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: FAB2468
C/n / msn: 4998
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 16 km off Fernando de Noronha, FN (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Destination airport:Fernando de Noronha Airport, FN (FEN/SBFN), Brazil
Crashed into the sea. The victims were six air force crew members, two other air force personnel, 13 island workers and eight island residents.

» AD 16-12-1987


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Distance from Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE to Fernando de Noronha Airport, FN as the crow flies is 547 km (342 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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