09 June 1970
Robert W. Markham Collection
C-7A Caribou Association
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
Photograph VA030951, 09 June 1970, Robert W. Markham Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA030951>.
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VA030951, Robert W. Markham Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University