Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 April 1970
Type:Lockheed AC-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-1625
C/n / msn: 3012
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bang Tang Lou (   Laos)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Destination airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Narrative:
The AC-130A gunship operated on a night time mission over Laos. The airplane was struck by 37 mm ground fire. A fire erupted at the right wing root. One of the crew members parachuted to safety. The others were killed as the airplane came down near Bang Tang Lou.

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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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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