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Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Date:Saturday 17 June 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 60-0293
C/n / msn: 3591
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 56
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:An Khe (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:An Khe Air Base, Vietnam
Destination airport:Qui Nhon Airport (UIH/VVQN), Vietnam
Narrative:
When the Hercules transport plane was nearing decision speed on takeoff, the airplane drifted to the left off the side of the runway. The crew brought the plane back onto the runway, but it overshot the runway end, sliding down an embankment. The C-130 burst into flames.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» 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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Map
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 An Khe Air Base to Qui Nhon Airport as the crow flies is 63 km (40 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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