Airplane Crash - Off Wake Island 06/21/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Wake Island


Date06/21/1977
Time22:30
LocationOff Wake Island
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
TypeLockheed EC-130Q
Registration156176
Cn/In4280
Aboard16
Fatalities16
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into the PacifiOcean and exploded moments after taking off from Wake Island Air Base. The plane rose no higher than 400 ft. before crashing one mile from the end of the runway.

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