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Airframe Details for C-130 #3803

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Aircraft: 3803 (62-1840)

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LM Aero T/V 3803
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 62-840
Current USAF 62-840
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 62-840 C-130E
Unknown [act] 62-840 USAF 776 TCS C-130E
02 Oct 1966 [msh] 62-840 USAF 776 TCS C-130E
Shot down 30 kilometers south of Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam.
02 Oct 1966 [w/o] 62-840 USAF 776 TCS C-130E

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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Aug 22, 2020 - 05:35 PM

Th C-130E that was shot down on 02 October 1966 was a Navy C-130. My first husband was on board and died when it was shot down!

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