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Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Datum:Sonntag 20 März 1966
Zeit:01:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 61-2641
Werknummer: 3677
Baujahr: 1962
Triebwerk: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:50 km (31.3 Meilen) NW of Bardufoss Airport (BDU) (   Norwegen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Evreux Airport (EVX/LFOE), Frankreich
Flug nach:Bardufoss Airport (BDU/ENDU), Norwegen
Unfallbericht:
The C-130B, assigned to the 313th Troop Carrier Wing, flew from Evereux to Bardufoss to pick up troops who would participate in the NATO exercise Winter Express.
In snowy weather around freezing temperature with poor visibility the Hercules crashed into Svanfjellet west of Bardufoss at night at a height of 2650 feet on the island of Senja on approach to Bardufoss Air Station, Norway.
According to the Accident Investigation Board at that time, the ATC had cleared the plane to descend to 6000 feet when the crew of the plane repeated an incorrect height clearance. The radar controller at Bardufoss did not perceive the misunderstanding. The crash killed the entire crew, five officers and two enlisted men. All were U.S. citizens.

Informationsquelle:
» Per Overgaard (E-mail, 19-3-2012)


Fotos

photo of Lockheed-C-130B-Hercules-61-2641
accident date: 20-03-1966
type: Lockheed C-130B Hercules
registration: 61-2641
photo of Lockheed-C-130B-Hercules-61-2641
accident date: 20-03-1966
type: Lockheed C-130B Hercules
registration: 61-2641
photo of Lockheed-C-130B-Hercules-61-2641
accident date: 20-03-1966
type: Lockheed C-130B Hercules
registration: 61-2641
 

Map
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 Evreux Airport to Bardufoss Airport as the crow flies is 2399 km (1500 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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