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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 20 April 1974
Time:ca 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-1841
C/n / msn: 3804
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guam-Agana NAS (NGM) (   Guam)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Guam-Andersen AFB (UAM/PGUA), Guam
Destination airport:Guam-Andersen AFB (UAM/PGUA), Guam
Narrative:
The C-130E aircraft was based at Andersen AFB (UAM) on Guam and departed on a training mission to perform touch-and-go's at Guam-Agana NAS (NGM). Prior to one of the landings, the no. 3 or no. 4 engine had been shut down. The aircraft experienced a blow-out of tires on the right hand main landing gear on touchdown. It yawed right, skidded across a taxiway and parking ramp narrowly missing a parked line of A-3 fighters. It finally came to rest against an embankment where the remains of the aircraft completely burned out.

Sources:
» 6 Feared dead in air crash (San Mateo Times, 1974-04-20)


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