OT Lockheed C-141B Starlifter 66-0173,
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Date:Wednesday 23 March 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 66-0173
MSN: 300-6199
Total airframe hrs:36132 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:23
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB/KPOB)
Destination airport:
Starlifter 66-0173 was parked on the ramp at Pope AFB. Army paratroops were boarding the plane for an exercise airdrop mission. At that moment a USAF F-16D (88-0171) entered the traffic pattern on finals for runway 23. The F-16 collided with a USAF Lockheed C-130E Hercules (68-10942) at an altitude of 300 feet. The C-130 continued and landed safely. Both F-16 pilots ejected, but the airplane crashed onto the taxiway. It skidded into the loading C-141, puncturing the fuel tanks in the right wing, causing a massive fire. Of approximately 500 troops in the vicinity of the accident, 23 were killed and over 80 were injured.


Air Force News
C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)



photo (c) United States Air Force; Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB); March 1994

photo (c) United States Air Force; Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB); 23 March 1994; (publicdomain)

photo (c) United States Air Force; Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB); 23 March 1994; (publicdomain)

photo (c) Peter Donaldson; Mildenhall RAF Station (MHZ/EGUN); 24 March 1979

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