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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 8 March 1962
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: 55-0020
C/n / msn: 3047
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) N of Alençon (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Evreux Airport (EVX/LFOE), France
Narrative:
Crashed in poor weather. The Hercules was returning to Evreux Air Base following a mission with five other Hercules planes.

Sources:
» The 317th Veterans Group Web site (usaf317thvet.org)
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique


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