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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Friday 10 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:Air America
Registration: 56-0510
C/n / msn: 3118
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Long Tieng (   Laos)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nakhon Sawan/Takhli Air Base (TKH/VTPI), Thailand
Destination airport:Long Tieng Airstrip, Laos
Narrative:
Crashed into the 7500 foot level of the north-western slope of Phou Bia mountain range on approach to Long Tieng, Laos. The Hercules carried fuel and ammunition from Takhli, Thailand



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