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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 29 March 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: 61-0953
C/n / msn: 3630
First flight: 1961
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pleiku Airport (PXU) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed short at night.

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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