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Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Datum:Mittwoch 17 Mai 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 63-7798
Werknummer: 3864
Baujahr: 1963
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Kontum Airport (KON) (   Vietnam) show on map
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Kontum Airport (KON), Vietnam
Flug nach:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The C-130 had operated on a resupply mission to Kontum. It was struck by 122mm rocket fire as it climbed away and 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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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 Kontum Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 417 km (261 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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