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Last updated: 21 May 2018
Datum:Dienstag 31 Mai 1966
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 64-0511
Werknummer: 3995
Baujahr: 1964
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 35 km from Thanh Hoa Bridge, Song Ma River (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Flug nach:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
The Hercules was carrying several floating mass-focus bombs in an attempt to blow up the Thanh Hoa Bridge over the Song Ma River. A large explosion was observed in the vicinity of the bridge and the airplane failed to return.
The aircraft was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners during the run-up to the target. The aircraft crashed 20-25 miles west of the bridge.

» 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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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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