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Last updated: 20 January 2020
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Date:Thursday 9 January 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130BZ Hercules
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 403
C/n / msn: 3750
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goma Airport (GOM) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Beni Airport (BNC/FZNP), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
A South African Air Force (SAAF) Lockheed C-130BZ Hercules of SAAF 28 sqn crash landed at Goma International Airport (GOM/FZNA). A fire erupted after the left hand wing, outboard of the no.1 engine, broke. The fire was quickly contained.
There were no fatalities. The military transport plane was carrying 8 crew members and 59 South African troops.

Sources:
» defenceweb.co.za
» timeslive.co.za


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Distance from Beni Airport to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 250 km (156 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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