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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Sunday 14 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Zaire Air Force
Registration: 9T-TCE
MSN: 4569
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kindu Airport (KND) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:?
Crashed on 3-engined takeoff at maximum gross weight.


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