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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 11 July 2016
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 16804
C/n / msn: 4777
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Montijo Air Base (   Portugal)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Montijo Air Base (LPMT), Portugal
Destination airport:Montijo Air Base (LPMT), Portugal
Narrative:
A Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed on takeoff from Montijo Air Base, Portugal, killing three of the seven crew members. The aircraft operated on a training flight and was either departing or carrying out a touch and go.
While accelerating down runway 26 the aircraft deviated to the left of the runway. It then swerved to the right and crashed to the right side of the runway, about 1460 m (4800 ft) past the threshold. A fire erupted.

Sources:
» SAPO
» Observador
» Porque terá este C-130 saído da pista à descolagem? (Expresso, 18-7-2016)


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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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