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Last updated: 24 March 2019
Date:Wednesday 30 October 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed CC-130E Hercules
Operator:Canadian Armed Forces
Registration: 130322
C/n / msn: 4192
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) from CFS Alert, NU (YLT) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Edmonton (unknown airport), AB, Canada
Destination airport:Alert Airport, NU (YLT/CYLT), Canada
The Hercules struck a rocky slope at night and crashed. The airplane was on approach to CFS Alert when the crew miscalculated their approach altitude.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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


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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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