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Airframe Details for C-130 #3630

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Aircraft: 3630 (61-0953)

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LM Aero T/V 3630
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 61-953
Current USAF 61-953
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 61-953 C-130B
Unknown [act] 61-953 USAF 773 TCS C-130B
Unknown [act] 61-953 USAF 29 TCS C-130B
29 Mar 1966 [msh] 61-953 USAF 29 TCS C-130B
Crash short of the runway during night landing at Pleiku AB, South Vietnam.
29 Mar 1966 [w/o] 61-953 USAF 29 TCS C-130B

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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May 22, 2022 - 11:45 PM
61-953 Delivery and Station

Aircraft was delivered from Lockheed Marietta GA in 1961 to the 773 Troop Carrier Squadron, 463 Troop Carrier Wing, Sewart AFB, TN. The 773 remained at Sewart until 1963 when transferred to Langley AFB, VA.

Reason why known. I was assigned to 953 when received from the factory as an Asst Crew Chief.

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