6518 - C-212 Aviocar 100, Açores, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulohercules
N 38° 43.989 W 027° 18.135
26S E 473729 N 4287207
Quick Description: Portuguese Air Force military aircraft crash in Terceira island, Açores, Portugal.
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/7/2012 12:43:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMDF3P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
On 05th July 1978, several minutes after take-off from Lajes Air Force Base the Portuguese Air Force military aircraft model CASA C-212 Aviocar 100 with tail number 6518, flew into the Serra de Santa Bárbara Mountain in Terceira island, Açores, probably due to human error.
There were only three persons on board, all crew members, and they died in this crash, their names are engraved in the plaque on this memorial.
The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
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Date of Crash: 7/5/1978

Aircraft Model: CASA C-212 Aviocar 100

Military or Civilian: Military

Tail Number: 6518

Cause of Crash:
Probably due to human error.

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