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Last updated: 31 March 2020
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Date:Thursday 30 July 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 150685
C/n / msn: 3728
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ/KNZJ), United States of America
Narrative:
The USMC Lockheed KC-130F Hercules was on approach to MCAS El Toro in Santa Ana, California, USA. The flight crew requested an obstacle approach while on downwind for runway 34. This was approved and the aircraft made a high rapid descent to runway 34L. It touched down hard, bounced and then dropped on the left wing and rolled over, skidding towards midfield. A fire immediately erupted. Four of the five crew men initially survived. Three died on August 5, 7 and 8 respectively.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Eugene Register-Guard - Jul 31, 1970
» marinebattleherk.com


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