Airplane Crash - Near Erzurum, Turkey 04/13/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Erzurum, Turkey


Date04/13/1982
Time14:40
LocationNear Erzurum, Turkey
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteErzurum - Incirlik
TypeLockheed C-130H
Registration74-1678
Cn/In4645
Aboard27
Fatalities27
Ground0
SummaryFailure of the No.4 engine followed by separation of the engine and propeller of the No.3 engine. Overpressurization of the right wing resulting in an explosion and in-flight fire. A Mayday was received from the aircraft before it fell and crashed into mountainous terrain and burst into flames. Attachment bolts to support the No. 4 engine had not been installed.

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