Runway incursion Accident Lockheed C-141A-LM Starlifter 65-9407,
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Date:Thursday 23 March 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed C-141A-LM Starlifter
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 65-9407
MSN: 300-6144
Total airframe hrs:1012 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Da Nang Airport (DAD) -   Vietnam
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC)
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
The C-141 had just landed on runway 17L/35R at Da Nang Air Base following a 6-hour night flight. Weather included a clouds at 700 feet and visibility of 2 miles. The pilot turned off the runway and taxied toward the ramp, crossing the active runway 17R/35L. At that moment a U.S. Marine Corps Grumman A-6A Intruder (152608) was taking off from that runway. The A-6 crew attempted to avoid the collision, but the airplane struck the nose of the C-141. It continued and crashed inverted. Both crew members survived the accident. The C-141 caught fire.
Tower personnel stated that they had not cleared the C-141 to cross the inner active runway, but poor radio equipment possibly precluded the C-141 from hearing this transmission. Landing and taxi lights were not being used by either aircraft, both were displaying only navigation lights.


C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)
US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde



photo (c) Steven Boxer; Da Nang Airport (DAD); 23 March 1967

photo (c) Steven Boxer; Da Nang Airport (DAD); 23 March 1967

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