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Last updated: 25 August 2016
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Date:Wednesday 22 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed AC-130A Spectre
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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