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Date:mardi 2 septembre 1958
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A-II Hercules
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 56-0528
Numéro de série: 3136
Année de Fabrication: 1957
Equipage:victimes: 17 / à bord: 17
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 17 / à bord: 17
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Sasnashen (   Arménie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Adana-Incirlik Air Base (ADA/LTAG), Turquie
Aéroport de destination:Adana-Incirlik Air Base (ADA/LTAG), Turquie
Détails:
The SIGINT C-130, based at Rhein-Main Air Base Germany, departed Incirlik on a reconnaissance mission along the Turkish-Armenian border. It was to fly from Adana to Trabzon, turn right and fly to Van. From Van, the pilot was to reverse course and orbit between Van and Trabzon. This course would parallel the Soviet frontier, but the aircraft was not to approach the border closer than 100 miles. The aircraft's crew reported passing over Trabzon at an altitude of 25,500 feet. What happened next is unclear. The C-130 crew may have become disoriented by Soviet navigational beacons which were on frequencies similar to those at Trabzon and Van--one signal in Georgia was stronger than that in Trabzon. The airplane strayed off course and entered Soviet airspace over Armenia. Soviet Air Force MiG-17 fighter planes intercepted the Hercules. The Hercules was shot down 50 km northwest of Yerevan.

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