C-130 Mishap Photos

USAF AC-130E #69-6573 of the 16th SOS seen on May 13, 1972. The results of a deadly new threat, a man-portable SA-7 surface-to-air missile. The warhead sprayed fragments through the back of this AC-130 and seriously wounded Ken Felty, who provided this photo. [U.S. Air Force photo]


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  • Aircraft Database: C-130 #69-573

    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.

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