Date & Time: Nov 16, 1982 at 1350 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Landing (descent or approach)
Namao - Namao
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to runway 29, the crew attempted to drop the load when a problem occurred. The aircraft banked left, causing the left wing to hit the ground. The aircraft went out of control and crashed. All seven crew members (six Canadians and one American) were killed.
During a LAPES drop mission, the load got hung up, catastrophically changing the CoG to a point at which it was impossible to recover the aircraft.