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Accident description
Last updated: 19 June 2018
Date:Friday 22 November 1996
Time:ca 19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed HC-130P Combat King
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 64-14856
C/n / msn: 4072
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:64 km (40 mls) W off Cape Mendocino, CA, USA (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Destination airport:Portland International Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), United States of America
The HC-130 was enroute from North Island NAS when the crew reported that one engine was shut down and that they were having problems with another. The Hercules then reportedly suffered an electrical failure and was lost off the Californian coast.

» Two bodies recovered after crash (The Intelligencer, 1996-11-24)


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Distance from San Diego-North Island NAS, CA to Portland International Airport, OR as the crow flies is 1496 km (935 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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