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Date:Tuesday 5 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E-I Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 64-0558
MSN: 4059
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:24 km (15 mls) N of Conway, SC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Columbia-McEntire Air National Guard Base, SC (MMT/KMMT), United States of America
Destination airport:Columbia-McEntire Air National Guard Base, SC (MMT/KMMT), United States of America
Narrative:
During a training exercise, a Convair F-102A Delta Dagger jet fighter (56-1517) was trying to intercept the C-130. Both aircraft collided and crashed.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Florence Morning News December 6,1972


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