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C-130 Accident Reports for 1981

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Found 14 aircraft, displaying 1- 14 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [ act] 112 RSaAF 1 sqn VC-130H Details
Minor fire damage in a wheel bay in 1981.
Unknown [ act] 74-690 74- 1690 USAF 463 TAW C-130H Details
Damaged in early 1981 in a wheels up landing at Lajes, Azores. Repaired only to have another wheels up landing later in 1981.
14 Jan 1981 [ w/o] 69-581 69- 6581 USAF 37 TAS C-130E Details
Crashed into the bomb dump just after take-off from a fin stall at Ramstein AB, West Germany. Cause was a missing washer on rudder control. Nine crew killed.
26 Feb 1981 [ w/o] 64-564 64- 0564 USAF 1 SOS MC-130E Details
Flew into the ocean near Tabones, Island, Philippines during a low-level turn killing 23 out of 24 on board.
Mar 1981 [ act] 1621 KC-130H Details
Damaged during delivery from a liferaft that detached and damaged the aircraft. Repaired quickly at Marshall, England.
24 Apr 1981 [ w/o] 396 FAPe Esc 843 L100-20 Details
Lost when ran out of fuel during an emergency landing at night near San Juan, Peru.
30 Apr 1981 [ i/a] A6-QFY UAEAF 4 sqn L100-30 Details
Damaged in a hailstorm in Dubai.
16 May 1981 [ w/o] D2-EAS L100-20 Details
Shot down with an infrared missile near Menongue in Angola.
29 May 1981 [ w/o] 1276/SU-BAH 78- 0755 C-130H Details
Crashed shortly after take-off from Cairo West AB, Egypt with a load of ammunition. Unknown amount of crew on board.
14 Jul 1981 [ act] CNA-OK RMAF Esc de Transport C-130H Details
Wing was damaged while taxying at Bierset, Belgium. Wing struck a hanger. Aircraft was repaired.
21 Sep 1981 [ w/o] 74-672 74- 1672 USAF 463 TAW C-130H Details
Crashed short of a dirt runway during night landing at Indian Springs AFAF. Seven on board were killed while 61 survived.
26 Sep 1981 [ act] 74-690 74- 1690 USAF 463 TAW C-130H Details
Wheels up landing at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada and repaired. Had a gear up landing also earlier in the year.
29 Sep 1981 [ w/o] 5-8552 IRIAF 5 ATS C-130H Details
Crashed near Kahrisak, Iran killing all 80 on board including the Minister of Defence.
12 Oct 1981 [ w/o] CNA-OH RMAF Esc de Transport C-130H Details
Shot down over the Western Sahara by Polisario rebels.

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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