Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 26 December 2014
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 30 marzo 1972
Tipo:Lockheed AC-130E Hercules
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 69-6571
Numéro de série: 4345
Año de Construcción: 1969
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:21 km (13.1 milles) S of Saravane (   Laos)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Tailandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Tailandia
Descripción:
The AC-130E gunship was attacking a convoy of trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos. During the attack it was struck by 57mm ground fire. The airplane was flying at an altitude of 7500 feet at the time. The pilot attempted to reach Thailand, but a fire had started on the starboard wing. The crew parachuted to safety.

Fuentes:
» 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 Network’s 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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