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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 13 April 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 74-1678
C/n / msn: 4645
First flight: 1976
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Gevenlik (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Erzurum Airport (ERZ/LTCE), Turkey
Destination airport:Erzincan Airport (ERC/LTCD), Turkey
Narrative:
A Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport plane was destroyed when it crashed near Gevenlik, Turkey. All 27 on board were killed.
The airplane operated on a routine supply run to U.S. personnel based in Turkey. It departed Adana-Incirlik Air Base (ADA) on a flight to Sinop and Erzurum. It was then to return to Incirlik Air Base via Erzincan.
The accident occurred because the engine no. 4 mounting failed, which caused the wing to break off.

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Bulletin - Apr 13, 1982


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Distance from Erzurum Airport to Erzincan Airport as the crow flies is 142 km (89 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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