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Date:dimanche 12 mai 1968
Heure:ca 16:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 60-0297
Numéro de série: 3600
Année de Fabrication: 1961
Moteurs: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 149 / à bord: 149
Total:victimes: 155 / à bord: 155
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Kham Duc (   Vietnam)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Kham Duc Airstrip, Vietnam
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
On 12 May 1968, shortly after 12:00 hours, the U.S. forces decided to immediately extract all personnel from the beleaguered Kham Duc camp, because the North Vietnamese Army had been attacking the camp for over a day. Hercules 60-0297 was called in to assist in getting as many of the civilians out of Kham Duc as possible. The Hercules took on as many passengers as it could at took off immediately, while under an intense enemy mortar and small arms attack. Apparently the Hercules was hit because eyewitnesses reported seeing the aircraft shake violently out of control, then turn and crash in an eruption of smoke and fire in a nearby ravine, approximately 1 mile from the end of the airstrip.

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