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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Montag 20 Februar 1989
Zeit:ca 20:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 66-0150
Werknummer: 300-6176
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) N of Hurlburt Field, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO (COS/KCOS), USA
Flug nach:Hurlburt Field, FL (KHRT), USA
The C-141B departed Norton AFB for a flight to Hurlburt Field with an intermediate stop at Peterson Field. The crew had to return back to Norton due to a leaking comfort pallet. At the end of the second leg, the crew were confronted with thunderstorms covering the approach path for the ILS approach to runway 36 at Hurlburt Field, the primary instrument runway. The crew requested the TACAN approach to runway 18, which was an approach over swampy terrain. The aircraft entered a high rate of descent, causing the GPWS to sound. The copilot reset two GPWS warnings and the descent was continued below the Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) of 345 ft agl. The airplane finally impacted terrain in a wings level, nose low attitude.

» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)


photo of Lockheed-C-141B-Starlifter-66-0150
accident date: 20-02-1989
type: Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
registration: 66-0150

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 Colorado Springs-Peterson Field, CO to Hurlburt Field, FL as the crow flies is 1876 km (1172 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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