Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fire Flight at Katum

In 1968 a C-130 caught some gunfire and had to make very quick landing.  With their wing on fire.
[1414 pm] Britt advises Tay Ninh to clear the runway, and the chatter on Guard Freq fades away, almost eerily. As the airplane crosses the threshhold, Tay Ninh Tower's by-the-book transmission is almost humorous: "Homey 302, you're cleared to land." Well, duh.
Great flying by the crew. Excellent story by the pilot.

More pictures.  I like the one on the left in this page: I'd be walking backwards, too.
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