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Last updated: 24 February 2018
Date:Thursday 31 January 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 69-6567
C/n / msn: 4341
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ras Al Khafji (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Shot down by a surface to air missile during operation 'Desert Storm'.


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