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 37 mm anti aircraft fire. One of the wings caught fire. Seven occupants bailed out safely before the aircraft crashed.
|Date:||Tuesday 2 May 1972|
Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
|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:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) from An Loc ( Vietnam)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam|
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
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.