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Last updated: 10 December 2018
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Date:Friday 17 September 1999
Time:15:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Registration: 3610
C/n / msn: 3217
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) E of Zempoala (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Santa Lucía Air Base (NLU/MMSM), Mexico
Destination airport:Santa Lucía Air Base (NLU/MMSM), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed during maintenance test flight out of Santa Lucia Air Base. The airplane impacted the side of Cerro La Paila while flying in clouds at 2865 m.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 19 September 1999, p.20
» El Siglo de Torreon 20 September 1999, p.3


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57-0510 was later sold to the Mexican Air Force.
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