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Last updated: 28 July 2016
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Datum:Dienstag 28 März 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed AC-130A Spectre
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 55-0044
Werknummer: 3071
Baujahr: 1957
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) W of Tchepone (   Laos)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Flug nach:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Unfallbericht:
The AC-130A gunship operated on a truck hunting mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It was struck by one of three SA-2 surface to air missiles fired at the aircraft.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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