Accident Lockheed AC-130A Spectre 55-0044, Tuesday 28 March 1972
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Date:Tuesday 28 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed AC-130A Spectre
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-0044
MSN: 3071
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:16 km W of Tchepone -   Laos
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU)
Destination airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Lockheed AC-130A Spectre gunship operated on a truck hunting mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It was struck by one of three SA-2 surface to air missiles fired at the aircraft.


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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28-Jun-2024 14:58 ASN Updated [Source]

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