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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 20 Mai 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 57-0468
Werknummer: 3175
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 8
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO/RJAW), Japan
Flug nach:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
The C-130 overshot the runway. The pilot tried to pull up, but the C-130 crashed into Air Force barracks.


photo of Lockheed-C-130A-Hercules-57-0468
accident date: 20-05-1959
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 57-0468

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 Iwo Jima Air Base to Ashiya Air Base as the crow flies is 1436 km (898 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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