- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 17, 1988
Time: c 16:30
Location: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Operator: Military - Pakistan Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Bahawalpur - Islamabad
AC Type: Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Registration: 23494
cn / ln: 3708
Aboard: 30   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Fatalities: 30   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed shortly after taking off from Bahawalpur 60 miles near the Indian border. Act of sabotage. Detonation of a low level explosive device or incapacitating gas. U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Arnold Raphel, 45, and Muhammad Zia ul-Haq 64, killed. A recent report states that the accident was caused by the failure of the elevator control system due to a mechanical failure.
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