ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69750
Last updated: 20 September 2014
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Date:16-MAY-1965
Time:08:15
Type:Martin B-57B Canberra
Owner/operator:USAF
Registration: 53-3930
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:27
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bien Hoa Air Base -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A B-57B Canberra was being prepared for a strike mission when an explosion occurred. Debris of the explosion struck other aircraft on the flight line, leading to a chain reaction of fire and explosions.
Ten Martin B-57B Canberra planes were destroyed along with a Navy F-8E, a USAF A-1E and two VNAF A-1H's. A total of 27 men were killed.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bien_Hoa_Air_Base
Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


Revision history:

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10-Mar-2011 15:24 harro Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
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