Airplane Crash - Off Tabones Island Philippines 02/26/1981

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Tabones Island Philippines


Date02/26/1981
Time05:25
LocationOff Tabones Island Philippines
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
TypeLockheed MC-130E-Y
Registration64-0564
Cn/In4074
Aboard24
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryThe military transport crashed into SubiBay, 15 miles west-northwest of Cubi Point Naval Air Station where it had taken off an hour earlier and where it was on approach to land. Witnesses saw the aircraft flying at a low altitude just before crashing into the sea and exploding in flames.

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