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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:zaterdag 10 oktober 1970
Tijd:ca 21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Saturn Airways
Registratie: N9248R
Constructienummer: 4221
Bouwjaar: 1967
Motoren: 4 Allison 501-D22
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,7 km (1.1 mijl) SW of Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH (FFO/KFFO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH en Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ bedraagt 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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