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Last updated: 6 March 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 18 Juni 1972
Zeit:23:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed AC-130A Spectre
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 55-0043
Werknummer: 3070
Baujahr: 1957
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:W of A Shau Valley (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Flug nach:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Unfallbericht:
The Hercules, call sign "Spectre 11," was conducting a night armed reconnaissance mission to attack elite NVA forces known to be infiltrating from Laos into South Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Spectre 11 was making its second attack pass over the target area when it received a direct hit in the number 3 engine by a 9K32 Strela-2 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (also known as SA-7). A small explosion occurred and the right wing separated from the aircraft. The airplane descended in flames and crashed in the rugged jungle covered mountains west of the A Shau Valley.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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