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C-130 Accident Reports for 1969

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Found 26 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [ act] A97-172 65- 12901 RAAF 37 sqn C-130E Details
During a flight from New Zealand it is said two engines seized up causing a divert to Richmond, Australia. On landing the remaining engines failed and the aircraft sat in waiting for a month. It was later determined that the fuel had been contaminated. Date of occurance is unknown.
01 Jan 1969 [ w/o] 454 RSaAF 4 sqn C-130E Details
Crashed at Le Bourget Airport, France.
02 Jan 1969 [ w/o] 63-780 63- 7780 USAF 776 TAS C-130E Details
Destroyed in night mortar attack at Tonie Cham, South Vietnam.
Feb 1969 [ w/o] 62-831 62- 1831 USAF 314 TAW C-130E Details
Written off in ground accident at St. Petersburg.
04 Feb 1969 [ w/o] 65-990 65- 0990 USAF 31 ARRS HC-130H Details
Ditched off Taiwan while searching for survivors from sunk freighter killing 13 of 14 on board. The only survivor was a PJ. Often mistaken as being with the 57th ARRS, but correct squadron assignment was the 31st ARRS.
Mar 1969 [ w/o] 64-545 64- 0545 USAF 50 TCS C-130E Details
Crashed short of the runway in bad weather at Ching Chuan Kang AB, Taiwan killing all 12 on board.
24 Mar 1969 [ w/o] XV180 65- 13025 RAF 30 sqn C-130K C.1 Details
Stalled very shortly after take-off at RAF Fairford, England killing all six crew.
07 Apr 1969 [ w/o] 5-112 66- 4313 IRIAF 5 ATS C-130E Details
Crashed while simulating two engines out at Shiraz, Iran.
29 Apr 1969 [ w/o] 61-637 61- 2637 USAF 29 MAS C-130B Details
Crash on landing at Loc Ninh, South Vietnam.
18 May 1969 [ w/o] 149814 USMC VMGR-152 KC-130F Details
Collided head-on with F-4B 151001 while refuelling another F-4B 151450 and another F-4B (that landed safely) over South Vietnam near Khe Sahn. All six on board the C-130 were killed. The head on crew in the F-4B from VMFA-542 were also killed, while the refueling F-4B from VMFA-314 crew ejected.
23 May 1969 [ w/o] 63-789 63- 7789 USAF 36 TAS C-130E Details
Crew chief from the 36th TAS at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom started up the aircraft and took off for Langley AFB and crashed into the English Channel.
24 May 1969 [ w/o] 54-629 54- 1629 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A Details
Crash landed at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand after receiving battle damage over Laos killing two crewmembers.
27 May 1969 [ w/o] 56-472 56- 0472 USAF 21 TAS C-130A Details
Starboard wing burned off in subsequent fire after being hit by ground fire while landing at Katum, South Vietnam.
23 Jun 1969 [ w/o] 61-965 61- 0965 USAF 773 TAS C-130B Details
Stalled and entered a spin after being hit on approach to Katum, South Vietnam.
08 Jul 1969 [ w/o] 23490 62- 3490 PAF 6 sqn C-130B Details
Burned out during refueling at Islamabad. For many years after, the aircraft's fuselage was in a dump nearby the mishap location.

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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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