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Last updated: 14 April 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 10 februari 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Marine Corps
Registratie: 149813
Constructienummer: 3719
Bouwjaar: 1962
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Khe Sanh (   Vietnam)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Vliegveld van aankomst:Khe Sanh, Vietnam
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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accident date: 10-02-1968
type: Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
registration: 149813
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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
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Da Nang Airport en Khe Sanh bedraagt 170 km (106 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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