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Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Date:Thursday 16 May 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Operator:AREA Ecuador
Registration: N9267R
C/n / msn: 4146
First flight: 1966
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Macuma (   Ecuador)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Hercules landed at Macuma Airfield, but the wheels sank almost 50cm into the soft ground. Timber was then placed under the wheels as a ramp. Engine power was used to move the aircraft, but the no. 1 prop struck the ground, disintegrating on impact. Debris struck the no. 2 engine and a fire erupted. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

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