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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Saturday 19 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-1813
MSN: 3775
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) E of Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB, AR (LRF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Jacksonville-Little Rock AFB, AR (LRF/KLRF), United States of America
The C-130 was on final approach to Little Rock AFB, AR (LRF) when it collided with a USAF Cessna T-37B Tweet training jet (59-0322).
The trainer was on a cross country training mission from Big Spring-Webb AFB, TX (BGS). Both pilots ejected safely.

Mid air collision
Loss of control


photo of Lockheed-C-130E-Hercules-62-1813
accident date: 19-02-1972
type: Lockheed C-130E Hercules
registration: 62-1813
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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