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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Thursday 27 September 2001
Time:ca 12:15
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: 2455
MSN: 4202
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) SE of Rio de Janeiro, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Rio de Janiero-Afonsos Air Force Base, RJ (SBAF), Brazil
Destination airport:?
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules crashed into Pedra do Elefante Mountain in fog and rain.
The aircraft operated on a training mission out of Rio de Janeiro's Afonsos Air Force Base.


» Avião da FAB cai no RJ; nove militares estavam a bordo (, 27 Sept. 2001)


photo of Lockheed-C-130E-Hercules -2455
accident date: 27-09-2001
type: Lockheed C-130E Hercules 
registration: 2455
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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