• Short Summary

    A US Air Force B-57 Canberra jet aircraft crashed just before 10000 H today (June 29), about two miles north of Tan-Son-Nhut airport.

  • Description

    A US Air Force B-57 Canberra jet aircraft crashed just before 10000 H today (June 29), about two miles north of Tan-Son-Nhut airport.

    The aircraft had been supporting a ground operation in IV Corps and was hit by ground fire. The pilot of another aircraft reported fuel was spewing out of the B-57.

    About 15 miles from Tan Son Nhut, the pilot declared an emergency and appeared to be approaching the airfield in normal fashion, when a flash fire occurred in the battle-damaged left wing. The wing separated from the aircraft and the plane rolled over and the crew ejected at low altitude.

    The navigator had no chute deployment and his body was recovered a short time later. The pilot had partial chute deployment and is reported to have landed in the Saigon River. However, he has not yet been found.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39U9HCB1L1HPFJLW48RPZD55E
    Media URN:
    VLVA39U9HCB1L1HPFJLW48RPZD55E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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