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Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:Monday 21 September 1981
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: 74-1672
C/n / msn: 4623
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 59
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 68
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Indian Springs-AF AUX Airport, NV (INS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Indian Springs-AF Aux Airport, NV (INS/KINS), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-130 crashed short of the runway at the Indiana Springs Air Force Auxiliary Base (INS) during a night time approach. The fuel tanks ruptured, causing a fire. The fire reached smoke grenades and flares which were carried on the mission, which caused flames to reach 20-25 feet. The plane burned for several hours.

Sources:
» 7 Army men die in plane crash (Daily Herald September 22, 1981)


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