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Airframe Details for C-130 #3806

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Aircraft: : 3806 (62-1843)

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LM Aero T/V 3806
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 62-843
Current USAF 62-843
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 62-843 C-130E
Unknown [act] 62-843 USAF 345 TCS C-130E
20 Dec 1965 [msh] 62-843 USAF 345 TCS C-130E
Crashed into a hill during approach to Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. All five crew were killed. Some have stated this to be the in-flight combat loss of a C-130 to enemy action although there is no confirmation of this. Conditions were low cloud cover. Serial number of this aircraft was later assigned to C-130E 64-0506, c/n 3990 in 1973, which was being operated by Air America in support of CIA operations since December 31, 1964.
20 Dec 1965 [w/o] 62-843 USAF 345 TCS C-130E

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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