C-130 Aircraft Database
Airframe Details for C-130 #3804
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Aircraft: 3804 (62-1841)
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|LM Aero T/V||3804|
|Plant||Lockheed Marietta Plant|
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|Unknown||[act]||62-841||USAF 516 TCW||C-130E|
|Unknown||[act]||62-841||USAF 314 TAW||C-130E|
|Unknown||[act]||62-841||USAF 374 TAW||C-130E|
|Unknown||[act]||62-841||USAF 115 TAS||C-130E|
|20 Apr 1974||[msh]||62-841||USAF 115 TAS||C-130E|
|20 Apr 1974||[w/o]||62-841||USAF 115 TAS||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|
|[des]||Destroyed (drone)||[pre]||Preserved (museum, gateguard)||T/V||LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number|
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This aircraft was assigned to the 776th TAS, 374th TAW, Clark AB, Trying to make Hawaii in one hop,the crew overloaded with fuel. On take off, they suffered over speed on #3 engine, The crew lost situational awareness and allowed the a/c to sink and strike the lip of the cliff at the end of the runway. Plane fell over cliff and burned in the jungle below.
Except for the FE, the crew was relatively inexperienced and had not flown together before this mission. The aircraft commander was a LtCol who had married a general's daughter. He received an age and vision waiver to enter pilot training at an advanced age with poor vision.
I was the Maintenance Crew Chief during my assignment at CCK AB Taichung Taiwan 374th Organization Maintenance Squadron, 374th TAW. 1972 -1973 usually Temporary Duty with the aircraft at Tan Son Nhut AB Vietnam during that time frame. San to seen such awful demise.
Hi looking for any one who volunteered like my self to fly on c130 from CCK to nkp in dec- Jan,72-73.to fly supplies into bien hoa Please contact me.I was an E4 , mechanic,worked 12 hr shift for about 3 weeks then back to CCK.this was just before peace accord was email@example.com. I was in from 1969 to feb,1973.Last base was Dyess in tx.
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