Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 27 November 2014
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Datum:Samstag 10 Februar 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Marine Corps
Kennzeichen: 149813
Werknummer: 3719
Baujahr: 1962
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Khe Sanh (   Vietnam) show on map
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Flug nach:Khe Sanh, Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The U.S. base at Khe Sanh was being resupplied with ammunition and fuel. One of the aircraft involved in the resupply mission was a USMC KC-130F Hercules, 149813. The airplane carried a load of flamethrowers and some rubber bladders filled with jet fuel.
The airplane was on finals the Khe Sanh when it was hit by .50 calibre gunfire. Engine nr.3 caught fire and a fuel bladder was hit. It ruptured and the fuel caught fire. Trailing fire, the pilot managed to land at Khe Sanh. The fuel bladders exploded into flames after touchdown. Just three crew members managed to escape the burning plane.


Informationsquelle:
» 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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Map
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 Da Nang Airport to Khe Sanh as the crow flies is 170 km (106 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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