C-130 Mishap Photos

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L100-40 Air frame 4101 registered N24ST seen December of 1984 attacked and destroyed by guerrillas after landing in Angola Africa. [unknown photographer]


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  • Aircraft Database: C-130 #N24ST

    Destroyed on ground when it landing during UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola - Portuguese: Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola) guerrilla attack at Cafunfo, Angola. Gunfire resulted in a fire which spread. 4 crew members were on board when it was attacked after landing Captain Gerhardt Opel, F/O William Read, F/E Allan Bungard and Loadmaster Paul Higgins F/O Read was killed and the other 3 were held captive for 3 months until the Red Cross negotiated their release.

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