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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
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Date:Saturday 27 August 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operator:Transamerica Airlines
Registration: N17ST
C/n / msn: 4333
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) S of Dundo (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While passing through FL60, the crew reported a weak NDB. The Hercules, transporting diesel fuel, crashed at an elevation of 2650 feet in fog.



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The airline Trans International was renamed Transamerica in October 1979
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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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