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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Date:Friday 20 April 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Zaire Air Force
Registration: 9T-TCG
C/n / msn: 4736
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kinshasa (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Propeller blade failure; crashed.


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