Accident Lockheed C-130E Hercules 63-7798, Wednesday 17 May 1972
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Date:Wednesday 17 May 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 63-7798
MSN: 3864
Year of manufacture:1963
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Kontum Airport (KON) -   Vietnam
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Kontum Airport (KON)
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
The C-130 had operated on a resupply mission to Kontum. It was struck by 122 mm rocket fire as it climbed away and crashed.


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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