Beschrijving:The HU-16B Albatross flying boat was deployed to rescue two crew members of a downed McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom off Haiphong in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Albatross landed in the sea close to the shoreline. It was quickly approached by several North Vietnamese boats. They began to open fire on the Albatross, finally firing a mortar shell. They flying boat burst into flames. The survivors were later rescued by Navy helicopters.
|Datum:||maandag 14 maart 1966|
|Type:||Grumman HU-16B Albatross|
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 6|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 6 |
|Gevolgen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Plaats:||van Haiphong (Vietnam)
|Fase:|| Geparkeerd (STD)|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||?|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||?|
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» 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 Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.