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Last updated: 9 December 2018
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Date:Friday 14 March 1980
Time:ca 15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 74-2064
C/n / msn: 4659
First flight: 1976
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) W of Adana-Incirlik Air Base (ADA) (   Turkey)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Adana-Incirlik Air Base (ADA/LTAG), Turkey
Narrative:
A C-130H Hercules transport plane. 74-2064, was engaged in a logistics mission out of Adana-Incirlik Air Base to several U.S. military installations in Turkey. The aircraft was returning to Adana when an explosion occurred in a left wing fuel tank.
At the time the aircraft was descending through 5000 feet to 3000 feet. The flight crew lost control and the aircraft impacted terrain.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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