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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Datum:Mittwoch 9 Januar 2002
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130R Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Marine Corps
Kennzeichen: 160021
Werknummer: 4702
Baujahr: 1976
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Shamsi (   Pakistan)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Jacobabad Airport (JAG/OPJA), Pakistan
Flug nach:Shamsi, Pakistan
Unfallbericht:
A USMC Lockheed KC-130R Hercules transport plane was destroyed in an accident near Shamsi, Pakistan. All seven crew members were killed.
The crew had requested a non-standard approach night time from the northeast, possibly because they were running half an hour late.
This request was denied as USMC aircraft were only allowed to land from the southwest to avoid overflying Shamsi at night. The crew then circled over a ridge with their altitude dropping to 3200 feet below the minimum safe altitude.
The airplane struck a mountainside at 3800 feet. The crew likely became disoriented while attempting the night landing.
The aircraft was attached to VMGR-352, MCAS Miramar, California.

Informationsquelle:
» KC-130 crashes in Pakistan (Headquarters United States Central Command, News Release 01-02)
» Marine Air Transporter (MCATA), January 2002
» Air Forces Monthly, August 2002


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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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