Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 4 February 1969
Type:Lockheed HC-130H Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 65-0990
C/n / msn: 4151
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:offshore Taiwan (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A USAF Lockheed HC-130H Hercules transport plane was destroyed when it struck surface of the sea off Taiwan and crashed. One crew member survived, 13 were killed. The Hercules was dispatched to search for survivors of Japanese freighter 'Shoka Maru' which sank en route between Japan and Cambodia.

Events:

Sources:
» The Windsor Star - Feb 5, 1969


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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