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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 20 May 1959
Time:17:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-0468
C/n / msn: 3175
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO/RJAW), Japan
Destination airport:Ashiya Airport (RJFA), Japan
Narrative:
The C-130 overshot the runway. The pilot tried to pull up, but the C-130 crashed into Air Force barracks.



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Distance from Iwo Jima Air Base to Ashiya Airport as the crow flies is 1436 km (898 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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