8 January 2013

22nd October 1975

RR 9261 departed Brize Norton LND/Lands End 17:32 49n 08w 18:03 F100 48n 10w 18:30 ETA Lajes 22:25, endurance 06+35, outside temp -12°C, SelCal CGAF

Royal Air Force, Shorts Belfast, XR364

FAC 1003 36n 35w 19:11 F220 33n 40w 20:42 31n 45w 22:00 now at F240

Colombian Air Force, C-130B, FAC-1003
Regrettably this Hercules was lost on 16th October 1982 when it ditched in the Atlantic after running out of fuel en route from the Lajes to Bermuda, with the loss of five of the 13 occupants. It ditched some 330 Km off Cape May, NJ and remained afloat for two days.

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