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Fecha:martes 24 agosto 1965
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
Operador:United States Marine Corps
Registración: 149802
Numéro de série: 3693
Año de Construcción: 1962
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 65
Total:Fatalidades: 59 / Ocupantes: 71
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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