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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 29 February 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 64-0522
C/n / msn: 4006
First flight: 1964
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Song Ba (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Song Ba, Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Hercules transport plane was hit by ground fire shortly after takeoff from Song Ba. The pilot turned away but received more gunfire. He was able to land the plane back at the airstrip. All on board got out safely before the Hercules burned out.

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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