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Datum:Dienstag 24 August 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:United States Marine Corps
Kennzeichen: 149802
Werknummer: 3693
Baujahr: 1962
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 65
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 59 / Insassen: 71
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Flug nach:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The Hercules was flying U.S. marines back to Vietnam after a rest and relaxation leave in Hong Kong. The airplane was bound for Da Nang Air Base and Saigon. Shortly after lifting off the runway, the airplane veered left, struck a sea wall and crashed into the water about 40 feet off an industrial suburb on Hong Kong Island.
The no. 1 engine was delivering only partial power during takeoff.

Informationsquelle:
» Crash Kills 58 Servicemen (The Edwardsville Intelligencer Tuesday, August 24, 1965)
» 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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Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 935 km (584 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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