Loss of control Accident Lockheed EC-121K Super Constellation 145927,
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Date:Monday 16 March 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed EC-121K Super Constellation
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 145927
MSN: 5508
Year of manufacture:1958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Da Nang Airport (DAD) -   Vietnam
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Tainan Airport (TNN/RCNN)
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
The Fleet Airborne Reconnaissance Sqdn One (VQ-1) EC-121K crashed while landing with the no. 3 engine out/feathered while returning from Tainan.
The aircraft stalled, crashed and cartwheeled into a USAF hangar area of airfield and broke into three pieces: cockpit and fuselage forward of the wing slid into revetment wall and burned; center section crashed upside down into a street and burned; the tail section landed on a softball field. One man (tail section) walked away unscathed, the four other survivors (center section) were gravely injured.


The Willy Victor Roster
Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson



photo (c) Bill Kirner; Da Nang Airport (DAD); 1968

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