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.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water
|Date:||Tuesday 4 February 1969|
|Type:||Lockheed HC-130H Hercules|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|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:||off Taiwan ( Pacific Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
» The Windsor Star - Feb 5, 1969
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.