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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 14 January 1981
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: 69-6581
C/n / msn: 4357
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ramstein AFB (RMS) (   Germany)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Ramstein Airport (RMS/ETAR), Germany
Destination airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Fin stall on takeoff; crashed.

» Flight International, 31 January 1981


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Distance from Ramstein Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 1170 km (731 miles).

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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