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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Monday 23 June 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-0965
C/n / msn: 3652
First flight: 1961
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Katum (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:Katum, Vietnam
Narrative:
Hit by enemy ground fire while at 3000 feet on approach to Katum. The airplane stalled, entered a spin and crashed. It was transporting three pallets of Howitzer ammunition to the Special Forces camp at Katum.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

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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