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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:vendredi 23 mai 1969
Heure:06:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 63-7789
Numéro de série: 3856
Année de Fabrication: 1963
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:48 km (30 milles) N de Alderney, Channel Islands (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Vol Illégal
Aéroport de départ:Mildenhall RAF Station (MHZ/EGUN), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:-
Détails:
A USAF crew chief at Mildenhall RAF Station, England, took the C-130 on an illegal flight. He flew over the Thames estuary and headed south toward Brighton. After flying over the English Channel, it appears that he turned northwest. North of Cherbourg he changed direction, heading south to a point 30 miles north of Alderney Island. There the aircraft crashed into the sea.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the aircraft was possibly shot down by two F-100s of the 493 TFS, RAF Lakenheath, UK or RAF Lightning and Hunter jets there were scrambled.

Sources:
» Was the newlywed mechanic who stole a plane shot down? (bbc.com, 8 July 2018)


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