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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Date:Sunday 2 October 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-1840
MSN: 3803
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) S of Cam Ranh Bay (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
The Hercules transport plane was returning from an airlift mission when it was presumed to have been shot down near Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.

» 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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