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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 8 June 1988
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: 61-2373
C/n / msn: 3720
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Greenville Airport, MS (GLH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Greenville Airport, MS (GLH/KGLH), United States of America
Destination airport:Greenville Airport, MS (GLH/KGLH), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-130 crew were practicing touch-and-goes at Greenville. The airplane crashed short of the runway and burned.

Sources:
» Crash kills 6 guardsmen in Mississippi (Elyria Chronicle Telegram, 1988-06-09)


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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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