ASN logo
Last updated: 25 September 2021
Status:
Date:Monday 24 November 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-0533
MSN: 3141
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) E of Ban Talan (   Laos)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Destination airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Narrative:
The C-130 was operating on a 'Blind Bat' forward air control mission. It orbited at 9000 feet above the 4000 ft cloud base over southern Laos. It was struck by several rounds of 37 mm flak and crashed in flames.

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


Photos

photo of Lockheed-C-130A-Hercules-56-0533
accident date: 24-11-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 56-0533
photo of Lockheed-C-130A-Hercules-56-0533
accident date: 24-11-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 56-0533
photo of Lockheed-C-130A-Hercules-56-0533
accident date: 24-11-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 56-0533
 

Map

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.
languages: languages

Share