Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 November 2014
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 17 mayo 1972
Tipo:Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 63-7798
Numéro de série: 3864
Año de Construcción: 1963
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Kontum Airport (KON) (   Vietnam) show on map
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kontum Airport (KON), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Descripción:
The C-130 had operated on a resupply mission to Kontum. It was struck by 122mm rocket fire as it climbed away and crashed.

Fuentes:
» 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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