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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Date:Sunday 15 October 1967
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: 64-0548
MSN: 4043
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Khe Sanh (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The runway at Khe Sanh USMC Base was being rebuilt. A C-130E Hercules transport plane was used to transport sandbags to the airfield. Because it was impossible to land, the crew pushed the bags out from the ramp at the rear of the plane as the pilot flew a low and slow pass over the field.
The airplane crashed during a GCA approach in low clouds.

» 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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