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Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Date:samedi 10 février 1968
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
Compagnie:United States Marine Corps
Immatriculation: 149813
Numéro de série: 3719
Année de Fabrication: 1962
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Total:victimes: 8 / à bord: 11
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Khe Sanh (   Vietnam)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Aéroport de destination:Khe Sanh, Vietnam
Détails:
The U.S. base at Khe Sanh was being resupplied with ammunition and fuel. One of the aircraft involved in the resupply mission was a USMC KC-130F Hercules, 149813. The airplane carried a load of flamethrowers and some rubber bladders filled with jet fuel.
The airplane was on finals the Khe Sanh when it was hit by .50 calibre gunfire. Engine no. 3 caught fire and a fuel bladder was hit. It ruptured and the fuel caught fire. Trailing fire, the pilot managed to land at Khe Sanh. The fuel bladders exploded into flames after touchdown. Just three crew members managed to escape the burning plane.

Sources:
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


Photos

photo of Lockheed-KC-130F-Hercules-149813
accident date: 10-02-1968
type: Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
registration: 149813
photo of Lockheed-KC-130F-Hercules-149813
accident date: 10-02-1968
type: Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
registration: 149813
photo of Lockheed-KC-130F-Hercules-149813
accident date: 10-02-1968
type: Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
registration: 149813
photo of Lockheed-KC-130F-Hercules-149813
accident date: 10-02-1968
type: Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
registration: 149813
photo of Lockheed-KC-130F-Hercules-149813
accident date: 10-02-1968
type: Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
registration: 149813
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Da Nang Airport et Khe Sanh est de 170 km (106 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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