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Last updated: 11 December 2019
Estado:
Fecha:martes 15 diciembre 1970
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman C-2A Greyhound
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 155120
Numéro de série: 15
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:130 km (81.3 milles) NNE de la costa de Da Nang, Vietnam [Gulf of Tonkin] (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:USS Ranger
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
A C-2A greyhound transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into the sea near aircraft carrier USS Ranger. All four crew members and five passengers were killed.
The airplane had landed on USS Ranger to deliver passengers and supplies. The aircraft carrier was on active duty during the Vietnam War at the time of the accident. The airplane crashed shortly after a catapult takeoff. It pitched up, stalled and crashed into the sea.

Fuentes:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» 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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