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Item Number
VA030950
Record Number
159223
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert W. Markham Collection
Association
C-7A Caribou Association
Media Type
Photograph
Description
Robert Markham waiting for an aircraft ride back to Phu Cat after a hard day at Tra Bong.
Citation
Photograph VA030950,  No Date, Robert W. Markham Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 22 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA030950>.
Pub. Credit Line
VA030950, Robert W. Markham Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 29 Jan 2004
 
Item Number
VA030951
Record Number
159224
Creation Date
09 June 1970
Collection
Robert W. Markham Collection
Association
C-7A Caribou Association
Media Type
Photograph
Description
A C-7 Caribou was being airlifted by a CH-54 Skycrane helicopter when it fell from the sling and was destroyed. The aircraft had run off the end of the runway as it was landing at a strip at Tra Bong in May 1970. None of the crew was injured in the crash and it was decided to airlift the Caribou out for repair. The propellers and outboard wing sections were removed before the airlift was attempted. The Caribou was one of the largest aircraft that could be lifted by heavy lift helicopters, but unfortunately on this occasion, the sling snapped and the aircraft fell to the ground breaking in two. Aircraft: C-7B 63-9724 Unit: 459 TAS, 483 TAW Base: Cam Ranh Bay
Citation
Photograph VA030951,  09 June 1970, Robert W. Markham Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 22 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA030951>.
Pub. Credit Line
VA030951, Robert W. Markham Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 29 Jan 2004