Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 14 March 1994
Type:Lockheed AC-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 69-6576
C/n / msn: 4351
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Malindi (   Kenya)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA/HKMO), Kenya
Destination airport:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
Narrative:
The AC-130H Hercules gunship departed Mombasa (MBA) for a mission to Mogadishu (MGQ) in support of Operation Continue Hope. Reportedly a 105mm shell exploded in a gun barrell. The airplane subsequently crashed into the sea about 200 yards offshore in 10-15 feet of water.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Toll now 7 in U.S. gunship crash


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Distance from Mombasa-Moi International Airport to Mogadishu International Airport as the crow flies is 921 km (575 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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