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19 Feb 1978 C-130H #1270 of the Egyptian Air Force suffered a ground fire at Larnaca, Cyprus
19 Feb 1978 L-100-20 #FAP-394 of the Peruvian Air Force crashed when engine shut down during take-off from Tarapoto, Peru.


15 Apr 1978 C-130E #63-7787, c/n 3854, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, got into fin stall, crashed near Barstow, California.
28 Apr 1978 C-130E #63-7766, c/n 3832, of the 17th Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed short of runway at Sparrevohn Air Force Station, Alaska, written off.


12 Jul 1978 C-130H #748 of the Ecuadorian Air Force and operated by 11 squadron crashed into the eastern slopes of Pichincha Mountains, Ecuador. Seven fatalities; the plane was transporting general cargo and appliances for the Welfare office of the Ecuadorean Air force.


8 Sep 1978 C-130E #64-0532, c/n 4021, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, hit mountain in Arkansas in bad weather
19 Sep 1978 C-130H #5-8532 of the Imperial Iranian Air Force crashed during landing, 3-engine go-around, Doshan Tappah Air Base, Iran.


30 Nov 1978 C-130E #68-10936, c/n 4316, of the 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron, struck by lightning, crashed 55 kilometers west of Charleston, South Carolina.


10 Dec 1978 C-130E #68-10951, c/n 4331, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, crashed on approach to Fort Campbell Army Air Field, Kentucky