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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Datum:Montag 14 März 1994
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 69-6576
Werknummer: 4351
Baujahr: 1969
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 14
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Malindi (   Kenia)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Mombasa-Moi International Airport (MBA/HKMO), Kenia
Flug nach:Mogadishu International Airport (MGQ/HCMM), Somalia
The AC-130H Hercules gunship departed Mombasa (MBA) for a mission to Mogadishu (MGQ) in support of Operation Continue Hope. Reportedly a 105 mm shell exploded in a gun barrell. The airplane subsequently crashed into the sea about 200 yards offshore in 10-15 feet of water.

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photo of Lockheed-AC-130H-Hercules-69-6576
accident date: 14-03-1994
type: Lockheed AC-130H Hercules
registration: 69-6576

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 Mombasa-Moi International Airport to Mogadishu International Airport as the crow flies is 921 km (575 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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