Airplane Crash - Hong Kong 08/24/1965

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Hong Kong


Date08/24/1965
Time10:10
LocationHong Kong
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Marine Corps
RouteHong Kong - Da Nang
TypeLockheed KC-130F
Registration149802
Cn/In3693
Aboard72
Fatalities59
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed into Kowloon Bay after taking off from Kai Tak Airport. Pilot error. Commander's decision to proceed with the takeoff with only three engines. Failure to feather the non-functioning engine or trim the plane for a 3 engine takeoff. Decision not to abort after directional control was lost.

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