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Last updated: 16 November 2019
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Date:Sunday 8 October 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: 61-2649
C/n / msn: 3692
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) SE of Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI) (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed into a cloud-covered mountain in poor weather. The wreckage was found two days later about 150 feet below the summit of the 1850 feet high mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» C130 Crash Kills 23 (Lincoln Evening Journal October 10, 1967)
» 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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Distance from Hue-Phu Bai Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 66 km (41 miles).

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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