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Last updated: 21 October 2021
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Date:mercredi 22 mai 1968
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 56-0477
Numéro de série: 3085
Année de Fabrication: 1957
Equipage:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Muang Nong (   Laos)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thaïlande
Aéroport de destination:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thaïlande
Détails:
The C-130A Hercules was operating on a night time flare-dropping mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The airplane failed to return and is thought to have crashed near Muang Nong as other aircraft reported seeing a large fire in the area.
In June 2010, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the remains of nine U.S. service members had been accounted-for and returned to their families.

Sources:
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
» BNO News 8-7-2011


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