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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Monday 22 June 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operator:Southern Air Transport
Registration: N20ST
MSN: 4561
First flight: 1974
Total airframe hrs:43388
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Dayton Airport, OH (DAY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI), United States of America
Destination airport:Dayton Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), United States of America
The Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules sustained damage in a landing accident at Dayton, OH. The aircraft experienced separation of the nose landing gear during the landing roll. Investigation showed that the failure was related to the progression of a pre-existing crack on the nose landing gear strut assembly. The problems with the nose landing gear were recognized by the manufacturer who recommended compliance with service bulletin 82-448 that was issued to detect cracks similar to that experienced in this instance. The service bulletin, that was issued in 1979, had not been accomplished on the aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ATL87LA180
Download report: Summary report


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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photo of Lockheed-L-100-30-Hercules-N20ST
accident date: 22-06-1987
type: Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
registration: N20ST

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 Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ to Dayton Airport, OH as the crow flies is 815 km (509 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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