Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 18 May 2013
Narrative:The Fairchild AC-119 was sent on a mission to An Loc to destroy an ammunition drop that had landed on enemy territory. It was flying at 4700 feet when it was struck by 37mm anti aircraft fire. One of the wings caught fire. Seven ocupants bailed out safely before the aircraft crashed.
|Date:||02 MAY 1972|
|Type:||Fairchild AC-119K Flying Boxcar|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 11239|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) from An Loc (Vietnam)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam|
» 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 Bien Hoa AB to Bien Hoa AB as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
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.