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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 9 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-0970
C/n / msn: 3667
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:An Khe (   Vietnam)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:An Khe Air Base, Vietnam
Narrative:
A Lockheed C-130B Hercules transport plane, serial 61-0970, was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at An Khe, Vietnam. All five crew members survived the mishap.
The airplane was operating on a resupply mission.

Sources:
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


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Distance from Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to An Khe Air Base as the crow flies is 410 km (256 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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