ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed C-130B Hercules FAC-1003 Cape May, NJ, USA
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Date:Saturday 16 October 1982
Time:14:30 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-1003
MSN: 3572
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:330 km (206.3 mls) E off Cape May, NJ, USA (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Destination airport:Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS (NWU), Bermuda
Ditched in Atlantic Ocean in 55kt winds after running out of fuel en route Azores-Bermuda due to navigation system failure; the Hercules remained afloat for 56 hours.


» El Tiempo - 17 Oct 1982


photo of Lockheed-C-130B-Hercules-FAC-1003
accident date: 16-10-1982
type: Lockheed C-130B Hercules
registration: FAC-1003

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 Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores to Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS as the crow flies is 3425 km (2141 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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