Accident Lockheed C-130A Hercules 56-0501, Tuesday 22 January 1985
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Date:Tuesday 22 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-0501
MSN: 3109
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:13 km NW off Trujillo-Capiro Airport (TJI) -   Honduras
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (HOW/MPHO)
Destination airport:Trujillo-Capiro Airport (TJI/MHTJ)
The Hercules struck the sea in a left-wing low attitude with gear and flaps retracted. The airplane was positioning for a visual approach to the coastal airport of Trujillo. Weather at the time of the accident was a 1500 feet ceiling and a visibility of 2,5 km.


Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999

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