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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 28 May 1980
Time:ca 10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.10-1
MSN: 4520
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) W of Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA) (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN/GCXO), Spain
Destination airport:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA/GCLP), Spain
The C-130H Hercules transport plane originated in Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) on the Spanish Canary Islands. The airplane was flying to Gando Air Base on the island of Las Palmas were it would pick up seventy soldiers.
Instead of flying along the northern coast of the island for an approach to Gando, the flight progressed over the island until it impacted a cloud-shrouded mountain named Hoya del Gamonal.


» El Pais 29-5-1980


photo of Lockheed-C-130H-Hercules -T-10-1
accident date: 28-05-1980
type: Lockheed C-130H Hercules 
registration: T.10-1

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 Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport to Las Palmas-Gando Air Base as the crow flies is 111 km (69 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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