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C-130 Aircraft Database

C-130 Accident Reports for 1962

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Found 4 aircraft, displaying 1- 4 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
08 Mar 1962 [ w/o] 55-020 55- 0020 USAF 40 TCS C-130A Details
Went down in bad weather near Alencon, France killing all 15 people onboard.
17 May 1962 [ w/o] 56-546 56- 0546 USAF 40 TCS C-130A Details
Flew into a mountain peak in bad weather near Nairobi, Kenya when the aircraft dipped below the assigned altitude. The C-130 was carrying support personnel and equipment for a recovery team for Aurora 7, the Mercury-Atlas 7 flight which was on May 24, 1962. This spacecraft was the second American manned orbital flight. All 13 onboard died comprising 6 crew and 7 passengers.
30 Oct 1962 [ act] 10302 60- 5451 RCAF 435 TRS C-130B AIB Report Details
While landing at 3200 foot airstrip in darkness the aircraft hit an oil drum that was on top of a snow bank that was just beyond the end of the runway. The aircraft continued and landed without any more difficulty. Fortunately no one was injured. Damage was substantial but eventually repaired.
26 Nov 1962 [ w/o] 56-488 56- 0488 USAF 4442 CCTS C-130A Details
Went down during a go-around at Sewart AFB during a training flight. Unclear if lost two engines before the go-around or during. Likely during. All 5 crew were killed.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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