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C-130 Accident Reports for 1972

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Found 25 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [ act] XV209 66- 8559 RAF LTW C-130K C.1 Details
Kingsfield Cyprus c. 1972. The crew got off, leaving No.3 engine running and the Loadie on the brakes. Brake pressure bled away and the aircraft taxied into the gliding club’s hangar.
15 Jan 1972 [ w/o] 151890 USNavy VQ-4 EC-130G Details
Written off following damage from in-flight fire as a result of an electrical failure in a wing fuel tank. The fire was out by the time the aircraft crash landed in a farmers field, but the damage to the aircraft was enough that it couldn't be repaired.
19 Jan 1972 [ msh] 130310 64- 17629 RCAF 429 TS CC-130E AIB Report Details
Minor damage was done to the aircraft when after departing it was found a part was missing from the left front wheel brakes. Pilot was informed mid flight and could not return to base as runway wasn't long enough with the brake problem and winds were high. Aircraft landed at another base and suffered some minor damage at landing that was easily repaired.
19 Feb 1972 [ w/o] 62-813 62- 1813 USAF 16 TATS C-130E Details
Mid-air collision with Cessna T-37 near Little Rock killing 5 on board. Both crewmembers of the T-37 ejected safely.
28 Feb 1972 [ act] N921NA L100 Details
Damaged, but repaired. Details required.
Mar 1972 [ pre] 54-626 54- 1626 USAF 16 SOS C-130A Details
Had an incident in Vietnam, but was repaired.
28 Mar 1972 [ w/o] 55-044 55- 0044 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A Details
Shot down by SA-2 Guideline SAM, southeast of Sepone, Laos. All fourteen crew were killed in action.
30 Mar 1972 [ w/o] 69-571 69- 6571 USAF 16 SOS AC-130E Details
Shot down by 57mm AAA over the Ho Chi Minh trail, Laos. The crew of 15 were able to bail out safely and were rescued by HH-53 and Air America helicopters.
18 Apr 1972 [ w/o] 63-775 63- 7775 USAF 374 TAW C-130E News Article Details
Crash landed in swamp after being shot down An Lôc, RVN. All on board survived: Aircraft Commander: Captain Don B "Doc" Jensen Co-pilot: Major Leigh Pratt Navigator: Major Robert Kirkpatrick Flight Engineer: TSgt Ralph W Kent #1 Loadmaster: SSgt William C Armstead #2 Loadmaster: SSgt Ralph Bemis Vietnamese Loadmaster: Sgt Nguyen Kiem
25 Apr 1972 [ w/o] 64-508 64- 0508 USAF 318 SOS C-130E Details
Shot down during night mission near An Loc, South Vietnam. Some reports state this was a 50th TAS aircraft.
03 May 1972 [ w/o] 62-797 62- 1797 USAF 50 TAS C-130E Details
Shot down at An Loc, South Vietnam, during night resupply drop.
13 May 1972 [ act] 69-573 69- 6573 USAF 16 SOS AC-130E Details
Hit by SA-7 in through the tail just above the ramp on the port side and fragments punched large holes on the starboard side. Ken Felty was injured in this missile strike and the aircraft landed safely. Aircraft was in combat for the The Easter Offensive in Vietnam and was repaired. Rebuilt using the tail of C-130B 57-0467 that hit a bulldozer on takeoff.
17 May 1972 [ w/o] 63-798 63- 7798 USAF 776 TAS C-130E Details
Hit by 122mm rocket and crashed while attempting take off from Kontum, South Vietnam killing 7 on board. Another source says happened May 6.
23 May 1972 [ w/o] 62-854 62- 1854 USAF 21 TAS C-130E Details
Destroyed by rocket while on ground at Kontum, South Vietnam. Some sources say this happened May 17th.
01 Jun 1972 [ act] 63-865 63- 7865 USAF 516 TAW C-130E Details
Hit by mortar fire at Kontum AB, Vietnam. Repaired.

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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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