Narrative:A C-2A greyhound transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into the sea near aircraft carrier USS Ranger. All four crew members and five passengers were killed.
|Date:||Tuesday 15 December 1970|
Grumman C-2A Greyhound
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 15|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||130 km (81.3 mls) NNE off Da Nang, Vietnam [Gulf of Tonkin] ( Pacific Ocean)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||USS Ranger|
The airplane had landed on USS Ranger to deliver passengers and supplies. The aircraft carrier was on active duty during the Vietnam War at the time of the accident. The airplane crashed shortly after a catapult takeoff. It pitched up, stalled and crashed into the sea.
Loss of control
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
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.