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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:Friday 12 December 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-0499
MSN: 3107
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bu Dop Special Forces Camp (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While landing at Bu Dop, the C-130 had a recoilless rifle round explode near its right wing. It taxied to the cargo pad and unloaded its cargo of 105 artillery ammunition. It then taxied to the end of the runway and the aircraft attempted to takeoff with three engines. The right outboard engine was feathered. It reached an altitude of about 300 ft when the right inboard engine seized pulling the aircraft into the antitank mine field where it struck an antitank mine which blew the aircraft in half at the landing gear. The front portion of the aircraft slid just barely into the camp through the anti personnel mine field.

Reportedly there were four fatalities on the ground: Cambodian strike force members of the 5th Special Forces III Mobile Strike Force.

Classification:
Flight with 1 engine inoperative
Loss of control

Sources:
» Charles A Noyes (E-mail, 10-7-2017)
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
» John W Ahearn (E-mail, 31-3-2015)


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accident date: 12-12-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
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accident date: 12-12-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
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accident date: 12-12-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 56-0499
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accident date: 12-12-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 56-0499
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accident date: 12-12-1969
type: Lockheed C-130A Hercules
registration: 56-0499
 
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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