Accident Fairchild AC-119G Shadow 52-5907, Saturday 11 October 1969
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Date:Saturday 11 October 1969
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild AC-119G Shadow
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-5907
MSN: 11074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport (SGN) -   Vietnam
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff when one engine failed. The fully laden airplane could not maintain height and crashed.
In addition to six occupants, one Vietnamese (17) on ground killed.

Sources:

Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
San Bernardino Sun 12 October 1969, p12
St. Petersburg Times 13 October 1969, P5a

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