UI Fairchild AC-119K Stinger 53-7826,
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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
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-7826
MSN: 11239
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8 km from An Loc -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bien Hoa Air Base
Destination airport:Bien Hoa Air Base
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.


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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