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Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:Tuesday 29 April 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-2637
C/n / msn: 3673
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Loc Ninh (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-130B, on a resupply flight was struck by ground fire while on finals to Loc Ninh. The starboard wheel well caught fire. The crew carried out a crash landing at Loc Ninh. The crew escaped but the airplane was destroyed by fire.

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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