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2 Jan 1999 L-100-30 D2-EHD of Transafrik and operating for the United Nations shot down by UNITA after take-off from Huambo, Angola.


3 Jun 1999 Lars Olausson lists unidentified C-130 of the Sudanese Air Force loss for this date, but there is no matching incident in the Aviation Safety database.
11 Jun 1999 Hercules C.1 #XV298 of the RAF crashed on take-off from Kuk


17 Sep 1999 C-130A #57-510 of the Mexican Air Force crashed into mountains, 80 kilometers northeast of Mexico City, Mexico.


12 Oct 1999 The U.S. Air Force took delivery of its first WC-130J aircraft, a special weather reconnaissance version of the new C-130J cargo plane.


10 Dec 1999 C-130E #63-7854, c/n 3924, of the 61st Airlift Squadron, forward deployed to Kuwait from Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, touched down 880 meters short of runway at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait causing major airframe distorion of the fuselage and severely damaging main landing gear; three USAF fatalities in cargo bay. Belly-landed at Kuwait International Airport. Partially dismantled in Kuwait, then transported to AMARC, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, CF0194, December 2000, to be scrapped, May 2004, same, February 2006.
27 Dec 1999 L-100-30 S9-NOP of Transafrik ran off wet runway on landing at Luzamba, Angola, went into 40-foot ravine, written off.