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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Date:jeudi 26 février 1981
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed MC-130E Combat Talon I
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 64-0564
Numéro de série: 4074
Année de Fabrication: 1965
Equipage:victimes: 8 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 15 / à bord: 15
Total:victimes: 23 / à bord: 24
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Tabones Island (   Philippines)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP/RPMB), Philippines
Aéroport de destination:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP/RPMB), Philippines
The Lockheed MC-130E Combat Talon I aircraft impacted the sea while participating in Special Warfare Exercise 81 (SPECWAREX). It took off from Cubi Point NAS at 04:28 hours local time under callsign STRAY59 and executed a tactical landing profile at 05:06. Fifteen members of a special forces unit boarded the aircraft and two minutes later, the MC-130 executed a tactical departure. The crew made their normal operations call to a ground station six minutes into their low-level flight. The second transmission from STRAY 59 came at 05:21, with no indications of anything amiss. Shortly afterwards the aircraft hit the water.
An investigation was unable to pinpoint an exact cause. The process was hindered by the physical evidence lost when the wreckage of the MC-130 came to rest on the bottom of the ocean over two hundred feet below the surface.

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