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Last updated: 29 November 2015
Datum:Freitag 17 Juni 1966
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 63-7785
Werknummer: 3852
Baujahr: 1963
Triebwerk: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Phu Hiep (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Cam Ranh Airport (VVCR), Vietnam
Flug nach:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN), Japan
The Lockheed C-130E Hercules operated on a routine transport flight between Vietnam and the U.S. air base at Okinawa, Japan. The airplane exploded in midair and crashed into the sea.
It was suspected that the airplane had been sabotaged by Vietnamese communist sympathizers who worked at the base.

» 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 map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cam Ranh Airport to Okinawa-Kadena AFB as the crow flies is 2499 km (1562 miles).

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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