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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 10 Oktober 1970
Zeit:ca 21:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:Saturn Airways
Kennzeichen: N9248R
Werknummer: 4221
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 4 Allison 501-D22
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,7 km (1.1 Meilen) SW of Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH (FFO/KFFO), USA
Flug nach:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI), USA
The Hercules transport plane was on an ILS approach to the McGuire AFB runway 06 in unfavorable weather conditions (1,5 miles visibility in fog with associated light glare). While transitioning from instrument to visual approach reference, the crew became disoriented. They continued the approach until the plane struck the ground 5470 feet short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper IFR operation
pilot in command - spatial disorientation
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
miscellaneous acts,conditions - instruments-misread or failed to read
weather briefing - company dispatch
weather forecast - weather slightly worse than forecast



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH to Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ as the crow flies is 801 km (500 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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