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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Monday 27 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer AC-119G Shadow
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-8155
MSN: 258
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport (SGN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Narrative:
The pilot could not maintain height after an engine failed immediately after takeoff. The airplane crashed.

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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