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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Date:Thursday 16 October 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild UC-123K Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-6291
MSN: 20301
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Sill-Henry Post AAF, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Fort Sill-Henry Post AAF, OK (FSI/KFSI), United States of America
Destination airport:Columbus-Rickenbacker AFB, OH (LCK/KLCK), United States of America
Crashed on takeoff.

» 302 TAW C-123 Accident Memorial
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fort Sill-Henry Post AAF, OK to Columbus-Rickenbacker AFB, OH as the crow flies is 1473 km (921 miles).

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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