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Last updated: 5 August 2021
Date:Monday 14 December 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2468
MSN: 4998
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 16 km off Fernando de Noronha, FN (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Destination airport:Fernando de Noronha Airport, FN (FEN/SBFN), Brazil
Crashed into the sea. The victims were six air force crew members, two other air force personnel, 13 island workers and eight island residents.

» Algemeen Dagblad 16-12-1987


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Distance from Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE to Fernando de Noronha Airport, FN as the crow flies is 547 km (342 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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