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C-130 Aircraft Database

C-130 Accident Reports for 1978

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Found 15 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [ act] N24ST L100-30 Details
Damaged during a landing mishap at Witchita, Kansas. Was quickly repaired.
19 Feb 1978 [ w/o] OB-R-1004 L100-20 Details
Crashed when engine quit during take-off from Tarapoto, Peru.
19 Feb 1978 [ w/o] 1270/SU-BAA 76- 1598 C-130H Details
Front end of the aircraft burned out in ground fire at Larnaca, Cyprus.
15 Apr 1978 [ w/o] 63-787 63- 7787 USAF 314 TAW C-130E Details
Crashed after fin stall near Barstow, California killing 2 out of 6 on board.
28 Apr 1978 [ w/o] 63-766 63- 7766 USAF 17 TAS C-130E Details
Crashed short of runway at Sparrevohn AFS, Alaska killing all 7 on board.
30 May 1978 [ act] 64-550 64- 0550 USAF 37 TAS C-130E Details
Damaged in a landing accident at Naples. Repared by 1979.
09 Jul 1978 [ act] A-1302 TNIAU 32 SkU C-130B Details
Heavily damaged during a landing at Maalacca, Malaysia. Was eventually repaired.
12 Jul 1978 [ w/o] 748 FAE Esc 1111 C-130H Details
Crashed into Pinincha Mountains, Ecuador killing seven on board.
08 Sep 1978 [ w/o] 64-532 64- 0532 USAF 314 TAW C-130E Details
Flew into a mountain in Arkansas after clipping some trees on a rig. The aircraft descended to low to avoid a collision with another Herc. Crew was from he 62nd TAS with Capt. Edwin Hayashi being the pilot.
19 Sep 1978 [ w/o] 5-8532 IRIAF 5 ATS C-130H Details
Wrecked on landing during 3-engine go-around at Doshan Tappah AB, Iran.
20 Nov 1978 [ act] 60-310 60- 0310 USAF 68 TAS C-130B Details
Extensive damage due to in-flight fire. Eventually repaired and returned to service with the 68th TAS.
28 Nov 1978 [ act] 456 RSaAF 4 sqn KC-130H Details
Damaged after belly landing at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Was repaired.
30 Nov 1978 [ w/o] 68-936 68- 10936 USAF 41 TAS C-130E Details
Crashed 55 kilombeters west of Charleston, South Carolina after being hit by lightning. Crew of 6 killed.
07 Dec 1978 [ act] 2463 FAB 2°/1° GTT C-130H Details
Suffered some minor damage when landing gear failed during taxiing at Andrews AFB. Was repaired.
10 Dec 1978 [ w/o] 68-951 68- 10951 USAF 50 TAS C-130E Details
Crashed on approach due to engine control wire link failed at Fort Campbell Army Airfield. Five crew 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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