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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 19 February 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-3156
C/n / msn: 11167
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Da Nang Airport (DAD) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Narrative:
The AC-119K ran out of fuel while on approach to Da Nang following a night time armed reconnaissance mission. The airplane landed short of the runway and sustained substantial damage.

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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