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Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 26 April 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 64-0508
Werknummer: 3992
Baujahr: 1964
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) SW of An Loc (   Vietnam) show on map
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Flug nach:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The Hercules transport plane operated on a night time mission to drop supplies to beleaguered forces at An Loc. It was struck by ground fire when it approached the drop zone at 500 feet. The airplane crashed.

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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Distance from Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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.
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