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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Friday 29 December 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130E-I Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 64-0547
MSN: 4040
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:53 km (33.1 mls) NE of Dien Bien Phu (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
Destination airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a leaflet dropping mission when it impacted a steep 60-degree slope of a north-northwest facing crescent shaped mountain at an elevation of 4780 ft.

Sources:
» The Last Mission of Combat Talon’s S-01 Crew / by Colonel John Gargus, USAF (Ret.)


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