The 17 August crash of a US Air Force Lockheed C-130 transport near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Airport was caused by the crew's failure to monitor the aircraft's position and flight path relative to high terrain surrounding the airfield. The military transport was operating in support of the White House. All eight crewmembers and a US Secret Service security specialist were killed when the aircraft hit a mountain after take-off. It was transporting a communications van to New York's JFK International. The aircraft was assigned to Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas.


Source: Flight International