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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Saturday 13 May 1995
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: 62-1838
C/n / msn: 3801
First flight: 1963
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bliss Canyon, ID (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), United States of America
Destination airport:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS/KCOS), United States of America
The no. 2 engine caught fire after takeoff from Boise. The crew of 'Sumit 38' attempted to divert to Mountain Home AFB, ID (MUO), but did not make it. The aircraft crashed approximately 23 minutes after leaving Boise.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Boise Air Terminal, ID to Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO as the crow flies is 1091 km (682 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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