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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Wednesday 15 May 1968
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: 63-7875
MSN: 3945
First flight: 1964
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chu Lai Air Base (VCL) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Chu Lai Air Base (VCL/VVCL), Vietnam
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a hard landing accident, causing the left-hand wing to break.
There are conflicting reports as to where it happened. The book Vietnam Air Losses by Chris Hobson suggests it occurred at Song Be, while two photographers claim to have taken photos of the damaged aircraft at Chu Lai Air Base and Quang Tri respectively.

Sources:
» 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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photo of Lockheed-C-130E-Hercules-63-7875
accident date: 15-05-1968
type: Lockheed C-130E Hercules
registration: 63-7875
 
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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