ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed C-130A Hercules 57-0468 Ashiya Air Base
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Date:Wednesday 20 May 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-0468
MSN: 3175
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO/RJAW), Japan
Destination airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
The C-130 overshot the runway. The pilot tried to pull up, but the C-130 crashed into Air Force barracks.


photo of Lockheed-C-130A-Hercules-57-0468
accident date: 20-05-1959
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 57-0468

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Iwo Jima Air Base to Ashiya Air Base as the crow flies is 1436 km (898 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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