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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Sunday 21 December 1969
Time:ca 06:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:Forēa Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2450
MSN: 4091
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) N of Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC) (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Crashed in the Apipucos neighbourhood of Recife, shortly after takeoff.

» The Sun - Dec 23, 1969
» Folha de Sćo Paulo 22 December 1969, p3


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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 Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE to Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 1851 km (1157 miles).

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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