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Last updated: 22 November 2019
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 12 abril 1967
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-141A-LM Starlifter
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 66-0127
Numéro de série: 300-6153
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:973
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cam Ranh Bay (   Vietnam)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cam Ranh Airport (VVCR), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tokyo-Yokota AFB (OKO/RJTY), Japón
Descripción:
The C-141 had arrived at Cam Ranh Bay after a flight from Yokota AB, Japan. It was prepared for a night departure back to Yokota. While taxiing to the runway for takeoff the crew completed the Before Takeoff Checklist. The copilot inadvertently missed the item referring to the automatic Spoiler Select Switch. The switch should have been in the "Rejected Takeoff" (RTO) position, but was in the "Autoland" position when the airplane departed. Unnoticed by the crew, between 34-60 Knots, the spoilers automatically deployed to the ground position. The crew noticed a reduced acceleration rate, but elected to continue the takeoff. The aircraft became airborne, accelerated poorly and began a shallow descent. It crashed into the sea just off the end of the runway.

Fuentes:
» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)


Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad
As a result of this accident, the Takeoff Warning system was wired to include the Spoiler Select Switch. The Auto Spoilers were eventually disabled entirely (around 1980).

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cam Ranh Airport to Tokyo-Yokota AFB as the crow flies is 3992 km (2495 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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