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C-130 Accident Reports for 1972

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Found 25 aircraft, displaying 16- 25 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
05 Jun 1972 [ w/o] 57-495 57- 0495 USAF 17 TAS C-130D Details
Crashed due to rudder stall during flat side-slipping turn.
05 Jun 1972 [ w/o] 62-805 62- 1805 USAF 374 TAW C-130E Details
Crashed into sea after landing gear explosion near Makung, Pescadores Islands (loaned to 374th TAW from 316th TAW).
18 Jun 1972 [ w/o] 55-043 55- 0043 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A Details
Shot down by SA-7 SAM, over the A Shau Valley, South Vietnam. Three of the crew bailed out safely while the remaining twelve were killed.
12 Aug 1972 [ w/o] 62-853 62- 1853 USAF 776 TAS C-130E Details
Shot down during take-off from Soc Trang, South Vietnam killing 30 out of 44 on board.
19 Aug 1972 [ act] 130313 64- 17632 RCAF 435 TRS CC-130E AIB Report Details
12 Sep 1972 [ w/o] XV194 65- 13039 RAF LTW C-130K C.1 Details
Damaged beyond repair after veering off the runway landing at Tromso
05 Dec 1972 [ w/o] 64-558 64- 0558 USAF 318 SOS MC-130E Details
Collided with F-102A #56-1517 of the 157th FIS killing all 12 in the C-130 and the pilot in the F-102 during a night training mission near Myrtle Beach AFB.
09 Dec 1972 [ w/o] 64-505 64- 0505 USAF 50 TAS C-130E Details
Crashed on landing at NAS Brewer Field/Brewer Field, Guam. Wreckage burned out.
21 Dec 1972 [ w/o] 56-490 56- 0490 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A Details
Shot down near Pakse, Laos. Two crew parachuted to safety, with 14 killed.
23 Dec 1972 [ act] 56-509 56- 0509 AC-130A Details
Damaged at An Loc, South Vietnam and was quickly repaired. This demonstrated the durability of the C-130 after surviving hits in five places by 37 mm anti-aircraft artillery on 12 December 1970, extensive left wing leading edge damage on 12 April 1971 and a 57 mm round damaging the belly and injuring one crewman on 4 March 1972.

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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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