Unfallbericht: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.
|Datum:||Dienstag 31 Mai 1966|
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8 |
|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 aircraft was shot down by North Vietnamese antiarcraft 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
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.