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Last updated: 24 October 2016
Datum:maandag 24 november 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 56-0533
Constructienummer: 3141
Bouwjaar: 1957
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:24 km (15 mijl) E of Ban Talan (   Laos)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
The C-130 was operating on a 'Blind Bat' forward air control mission. It orbited at 9000 feet above the 4000 ft cloud base over southern Laos. It was struck by several rounds of 37 mm flak and crashed in flames.

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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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