September 21, 2014 (by Asif Shamim) - A C-130 belonging to the Egyptian Air Force crashed on Sunday 21st, killing 6 people on board with possibly one survivor.
The remains of the tail of an unidentified Egyptian C-130 can be seen after it crashed on Sunday 21, 2014. [Photographer unknown]
The aircraft reportedly came down in Kawm Awshim in Fayoum province, about 100 km (62 miles) south of Cairo.
Limited information is currently available on what caused the crash but has been reported as a technical failure.
Egyptian new agencies have reported that Brigadier Amr Abdo Rashwan, Major Ahmed Ibrahim Muwafi, Major Ahmad Saeed Ali Mchale, Major Ahmed Fathi Ahmed Mehanna, Mohamed Sayed Ahmed, and Assistant Mohamed Abdel Hakim Abdullah Zenati were killed.
The Ministry of Defence has opened a board of inquiry to look into the circumstances of the crash and establish the cause.
Update: The aircraft is most likely the 35-year old C-130H with local serial number 1280/SU-BAL
. That aircraft entered service in the Egyptian Air Force on Nov 22nd, 1979.