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Last updated: 29 September 2016
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Date:Tuesday 2 May 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-7826
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)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam
Destination airport:Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam
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.

Sources:
» 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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