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Airframe Details for C-130 #3071

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Aircraft: 3071 (55-0044)
LM Aero T/V 3071
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 55-044
Current USAF 55-044
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 55-044 C-130A
Unknown [act] 55-044 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A " Prometheus"
Unknown [con] 55-044 AC-130A
Converted into an AC-130A
Nov 1971 [msh] 55-044 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A " Prometheus"
The propellers on two engines were shot out during a mission over Vietnam. Crew was able to land aircraft on two engines while a third one quite near landing. Aircraft was later shot down on March 28, 1972.
Dec 1971 [act] 55-044 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A " Prometheus"
28 Mar 1972 [msh] 55-044 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A " Prometheus"
Shot down by SA-2 Guideline SAM, southeast of Sepone, Laos. All fourteen crew were killed in action.
28 Mar 1972 [w/o] 55-044 USAF 16 SOS AC-130A Forum Discussion

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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