Date & Time: Jan 30, 2005 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Operator:
Registration:
XV179
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Bagdad-Balad
MSN:
4195
YOM:
1967
Country:
Iraq
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
10
Aircraft flight hours:
24200
Circumstances:
The aircraft and its crew were performing, according to the RAF, an administrative flight from Bagdad to Balad, an Air Base located 65 km northwest of Bagdad. While climbing, the aircraft stalled and crashed near Al Taji, a city located 30 km northwest of Bagdad. Nobody survived and the aircraft was destroyed upon impact. The British Authorities do not exclude the following hypothesis : a bomb's explosion on board or a surface-to-air missile.