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Airframe Details for C-130 #4408

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C-130 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: 4408
LM Aero T/V 4408
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered FAV 7772
Current FAV 7772
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 7772 C-130H
Unknown [act] 7772 FAV Esc 1 C-130H
Aug 1976 [msh] 7772 FAV Esc 1 C-130H " 24 de Julio"
Crashed after three attempts to land in bad weather with high winds and low visibility at Lages AB, Azores. Aircraft had 68 passenger from the Venezuelan Central University where en route to participate in the Festival Internacional del Canto Coral in Spain. Including the five crew, all 73 died.
Aug 1976 [w/o] 7772 FAV Esc 1 C-130H

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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