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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:maandag 10 juli 2017
Tijd:ca 16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130T Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Marine Corps
Registratie: 165000
Constructienummer: 5303
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:11 km (6.9 mijl) WSW of Itta Bena, MS (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:El Centro-Naval Air Field, CA (NJK/KNJK), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A USMC Reserve KC-130T Hercules impacted a soybean field and burst into flames. All 16 on board were killed.
The aircraft originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., to transport personnel and equipment to Naval Air Field El Centro, California.
Eyewitnesses reported observing the aircraft spiraling down before it impacted the ground. Officials reported that the aircraft experienced an emergency at cruising altitude and left two debris fields a mile apart.

Bronnen:
» USMC Press Release
» Military Times
» Marine Plane Had Emergency at High Altitude, General Says (New York Times, 12-7-2017)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cherry Point MCAS, NC en El Centro-Naval Air Field, CA bedraagt 3543 km (2214 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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