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Last updated: 18 April 2021
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Datum:donderdag 30 maart 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed AC-130E Spectre
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 69-6571
Constructienummer: 4345
Bouwjaar: 1969
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:21 km (13.1 mijl) S of Saravane (   Laos)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Beschrijving:
The AC-130E gunship was attacking a convoy of trucks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos. During the attack it was struck by 57 mm ground fire. The airplane was flying at an altitude of 7500 feet at the time. The pilot attempted to reach Thailand, but a fire had started on the starboard wing. The crew parachuted to safety.

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» 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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