Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Datum:Donnerstag 21 Dezember 1972
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed AC-130A Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 56-0490
Werknummer: 3098
Baujahr: 1957
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 16
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:40 km (25 Meilen) NE of Pakse (   Laos) show on map
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Flug nach:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Unfallbericht:
The AC-130A gunship was attacking some trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail from an altitude of 7800 feet when it was hit by 37mm AAA. Two crewmembers parachuted to safety as fuel began to leak and an explosion tore off the left wing.

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 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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