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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Thursday 24 April 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed EC-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-1809
C/n / msn: 3770
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Posht-i-Badam (   Iran)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Destroyed after collision with USMC RH-53D Sea Stallion (158761) helicopter during a US hostage rescue operation.

» Toledo Blade - Apr 27, 1980


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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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