ASN Aircraft accident Fairchild AC-119G Shadow 52-5907 Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport (SGN)
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Date:Saturday 11 October 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild AC-119G Shadow
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-5907
MSN: 11074
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport (SGN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
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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