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Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Fecha:domingo 12 mayo 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 56-0548
Numéro de série: 3156
Año de Construcción: 1958
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Kham Duc (   Vietnam)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cam Ranh Airport (CXR/VVCR), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kham Duc Airstrip, Vietnam
Descripción:
On 12 May 1968, shortly after 12:00 hours, the U.S. forces decided to immediately extract all personnel from the beleaguered Kham Duc camp, because the North Vietnamese Army had been attacking the camp for over a day. Hercules 56-0548 was approaching the airstrip while under small arms fire.
The linkage to the power levers on all four engines was severed, so the pilot could not adjust engine power for landing. He feather all four propellers, landing at high speed. The airplane veered off the side of the runway where it struck the wreckage of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that had been shot down earlier.

Fuentes:
» 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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