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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:xx OCT 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 58-0745
C/n / msn: 3543
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Evreux Airport (EVX) (   France)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
One of the wings was destroyed in a fire which erupted after a fuel pump exploded during refueling at Evreux, France.
The fuselage was later towed 600 miles from Evreux to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. It was towed to Spangdahlem to be used to repair the nose and fuselage of C-130B 58-0734 which had heavy damage to those sections from another accident.

Classification:
Fire during refuelling

Sources:
» 317th Veteran Group: The Amazing Evreux C-130 Tow
» The 317th Veterans Group Web site (usaf317thvet.org)


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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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