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C-130 Aircraft Database

C-130 Accident Reports for 1980

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Found 11 aircraft, displaying 1- 11 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Feb 1980 [ act] 70-272 70- 1272 USAF 317 TAW C-130E Details
Suffered some minor damage when the undercarriae door fell off during flight and was easily repaired.
14 Mar 1980 [ w/o] 74-064 74- 2064 USAF 773 TAS C-130H Details
Fuel tank explosion on approach to Incirlik AB, Turkey. Was bout 15 kilometers west of the base. Crashed and consequently killed all 18 on board.
24 Apr 1980 [ w/o] 62-809 62- 1809 USAF 7 ACCS EC-130E Details
Destroyed in collision with RH-53D 158761 at Posht-i-Bada, Iran during Operation Eagle Claw hostage rescue mission in Iranian desert.
28 May 1980 [ w/o] 311-01/T.10-01 EdA Esc 311 C-130H Details
Crashed into a mountain on Gran Canaria, Canary, Islands.
05 Sep 1980 [ w/o] 317 KAF 41 sqn L100-20 Details
Crashed after lightning strike near Montelimar, France. Need details regarding fate of crew.
14 Sep 1980 [ w/o] 453 RSaAF 4 sqn C-130E Details
Lost in a mishap during take-off due to engine fire at Medina, Saudi Arabia. A total of 89 people on board were killed.
14 Sep 1980 [ w/o] 9T-TCE FARDC Esc 191 C-130H Details
Lost during an attempted three-engine take-off with maximum fuel from Kindu, Zaire.
02 Oct 1980 [ w/o] 56-504 56- 0504 USAF 105 TAS C-130A Details
Crashed after losing part of wing leading edge near McMinnville, Tennessee killing all four onboard.
15 Oct 1980 [ w/o] 130312 64- 17631 RCAF 436 TS CC-130E AIB Report Details
Lost after stalling at low level near Chapais, Qubec. Search and Rescue Mission for a missing helicopter.
29 Oct 1980 [ w/o] 74-683 74- 1683 USAF 463 TAW YMC-130H Details
Crashed during demonstration for Iranian hostage rescue attempt when JATO rockets failed to fire correctly resulting in a heavy landing that tore off the starboard wing and set the aircraft on fire at Duke Field (Eglin AFB Auxiliary Field 3). Aircraft may have been on-loan to Lockheed.
04 Nov 1980 [ w/o] 3556 FAV Esc 1 C-130H Details
Crashed after engine failure near Caracas, Venezuela killing all 11 people on board.

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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