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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Friday 14 October 1994
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RC-130E Hercules
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2460
C/n / msn: 4293
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Formosa do Rio Preto, BA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed after inflight fire.
The transport aircraft had departed Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Air Base about 16:00 on a flight to Belém where it was expected to land at about 22:00.

Sources:
» Folha de Sao Paulo 16-10-1994


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 2440 km (1525 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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