ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed C-130A Hercules 57-0467 Dak To
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Date:Thursday 12 October 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-0467
MSN: 3174
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dak To (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Dak To Airfield, Vietnam
Destination airport:Cam Ranh Airport (CXR/VVCR), Vietnam
The C-130A Hercules transport plane hit a bulldozer that crossed the runway just as the airplane was taking off. The driver of the bulldozer was killed. The Hercules managed to get airborne and continued to Cam Ranh Bay where it landed safely. Damage to the airplane was deemed irreparable with the resources available.

» 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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