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.
|Fecha:||jueves 30 marzo 1972|
|Tipo:||Lockheed AC-130E Hercules|
|Operador:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|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)|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Tailandia|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Tailandia|
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB to Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
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.