Date: September 03, 1976
Time: 2145
Location: Lajes, Azores, Portugal
Operator: Military - Venezuelan Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Caracas - Praira da Vitoria
AC Type: Lockheed C-130H
Registration: 7772
cn / ln: 4408
Aboard: 68   (passengers:58  crew:10)
Fatalities: 68   (passengers:58  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into a hill one mile short of the runway in heavy rain and wind while attempting to land at Lajes Air Base. Members of the Venezuelan choir Orfeon Universitario killed. The aircraft was not properly aligned with the runway as it made its approach. Weather conditions associated with hurricane Emmy was the primary factor in the accident.

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