Military - U.S. Marine Corps

Military - U.S. Marine Corps Tuesday August 24, 1965
The 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.

Crash Details

DateTuesday August 24, 1965
LocationHong Kong
Passengers66
Crew6
Fatalities59
Survivors13
Aircraft TypeLockheed KC-130F
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Marine Corps
Registration149802
Flight OriginHong Kong
Flight Destination Da Nang
Hong Kong
Military - U.S. Marine Corps
Lockheed KC-130F
1965