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Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:Saturday 6 June 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-5935
MSN: 11114
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Da Nang, Vietnam [South China Sea] (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Narrative:
The AC-119 gunship suffered a runaway prop after takeoff. The pilot was not able to control the airplane for a safe emergency landing and decided to head out to sea. The crew bailed out over the sea. One of the crew members could not be rescued. The airplane continued until it hit the water.

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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