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Last updated: 6 March 2021
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Datum:zondag 18 juni 1972
Tijd:23:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed AC-130A Spectre
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 55-0043
Constructienummer: 3070
Bouwjaar: 1957
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:W of A Shau Valley (   Vietnam)
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 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.

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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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