05 crash land­ing

History of War - - KHE SANH -

A KC-130F trans­port air­craft was struck by en­emy ma­chine gun fire as it was in­bound on 10 Fe­bu­rary. The pi­lot man­aged to safely land the air­craft, but it caught fire. Eight of the 11 crew mem­bers per­ished. The Air Force and Marines tem­porar­ily banned the large cargo plane in favour of us­ing the smaller C-123.

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