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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 27 May 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-0472
C/n / msn: 3080
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Katum (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Katum, Vietnam
Narrative:
The C-130 transport plane was hit by ground fire while on approach to Katum. The airplane was carrying a load of construction equipment. A fuel tank on the starboard side was hit. Streaming fuel was sucked into the engines when the pilot applied reverse pitch on landing. A violent fire erupted, but the crew members evacuated safely.

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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