Accident Lockheed KC-130F Hercules 149809, Tuesday 1 February 1966
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Date:Tuesday 1 February 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 149809
MSN: 3709
Year of manufacture:1962
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:64 km E off Dong Hoi, Vietnam [Gulf of Tonkin] -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
The USMC KC-130F Hercules tanker was returning from a mission when it crashed into the sea. The airplane could have been shot down from an enemy vessel in the area. However, this could not be established. The accident may also be attributed to some kind of technical problem.


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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