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Date:Saturday 17 August 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 74-1662
MSN: 4597
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14,5 km (9.1 mls) E of Jackson Hole, WY (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Jackson Hole Airport, WY (JAC/KJAC), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
The crew failed to monitor the aircraft's position and flight path relative to high terrain surrounding Jackson Hole Airport. Consequently, the C-130 struck a mountain. The C-130 was flying a presidential support airlift mission

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Jackson Hole Airport, WY to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 3019 km (1887 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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