Unfallbericht:A Lockheed C-130E Hercules transport plane, serial 62-1843, was destroyed when it crashed while on approach to Tuy Hoa Airport (TBB), Vietnam. All five crew members were killed.
|Datum:||Montag 20 Dezember 1965|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Lockheed C-130E Hercules|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||16 km (10 Meilen) S of Tuy Hoa (TBB) (Vietnam)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam|
|Flug nach:||Tuy Hoa Airport (TBB), Vietnam|
The airplane was flying 13 tons of aviation fuel from Nha Trang (NHA) to Tuy Hoa. It flew into high ground in low cloud-conditions. It has also been suggested that it may have been hit by ground fire.
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.