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Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:Thursday 3 September 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:Tentara Nasional Indonesia-AU (Air Force)
Registration: T-1307
C/n / msn: 3599
First flight: 1961
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 55
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Karimata Strait (   Malaysia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Lockheed C-130B Hercules transport plane was lost in an accident during the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation, that started in 1963 from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia. In 1964 Indonesian forces began attacking areas in the Malay Peninsula in what was known as the Dwikora Operation.
One of three Hercules aircraft deployed to West Kalimantan, T-1307, went missing during a mission. It was thought to have crashed into the Karimata Strait waters while flying low in an effort to avoid radar detection. The aircraft regularly flew with a crew of eight and in this case reportedly 47 additional troops.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the C-130 may also have been intercepted by an RAF Gloster Javelin jet.

Sources:
» Wikipedia: Djalaludin_Tantu
» Kompas.com


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