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Date:Tuesday 12 October 2010
Time:ca 19:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Operated by:Transafrik
On behalf of:National Airlines (National Air Cargo)
Registration: 5X-TUC
MSN: 4362
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) E of Kabul Airport (KBL) (   Afghanistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bagram Air Base (OAI/OAIX), Afghanistan
Destination airport:Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB), Afghanistan
Flightnumber: 662
A Lockheed L-100 Hercules cargo plane, registration 5X-TUC, was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Kabul Airport (KBL), Afghanistan. All eight crew members were killed.
The flight was en route from Bagram Air Base (BPM) to Kabul Airport (KBL). According to Afghan news media, the plane had delivered logistic supplies to NATO-led forces from Pakistan.
Weather reported about the time of the accident (19:50 LT / 15:20 UTC) was:
OAKB 121550Z VRB01KT 5000 HZ NSC 17/07 Q1020 TEMPO 4000 RMK WHT GRN
OAKB 121450Z 08004KT 5000 HZ NSC 18/06 Q1019 TEMPO 4000 RMK WHT GRN

» Cargo plane crashes near Kabul (AlJazeera, 12-10-2010)
» Eight crew killed in plane crash near Kabul: official (AFP, 12-10-2010)
» 9 believed dead in Kabul plane crash (PAN, 12-10-2010)


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Distance from Bagram Air Base to Kabul Airport as the crow flies is 42 km (26 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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