Date & Time: Jul 11, 2016 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Operator:
Registration:
16804
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Montijo - Montijo
MSN:
4777
YOM:
1978
Country:
Portugal
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a local training flight in Montijo AFB, consisting of touch and go maneuvers. During the takeoff roll on runway 26, the four engine aircraft deviated from the centerline to the left and then went out of control, veered off runway to the right and eventually crashed in flames 1,460 meters past the threshold. Four crew members were injured while three others were killed. The aircraft was partially destroyed by a post crash fire.