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Old 20th April 2018, 20:51
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C-130 shot down by F-100s?

Hi guys

On 23 May 1969, an American air mechanic (who held a private pilots' licence)stole a C-130 from Mildenhall base in Suffolk, with the apparent intention of flying to the US.

It was rumoured that two F-100s from Lakenheath were scrambled and shot down the C-130 into the English Channel near Alderney in the Channel Isles.

It is a fact that the C-130 fell into the Channel with the loss of the airman, but was the aircraft actually shot down?

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Old 20th April 2018, 22:29
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Re: C-130 shot down by F-100s?

A long thread on the subject on Key publushing forum. Before all wheels are reinvented.

https://forum.keypublishing.com/show...rcules-63-7789
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Re: C-130 shot down by F-100s?

I have a connection to this event. The plane was stolen by a drunk airman and in the confusion the plane was in the air before anyone could mount a coherent response (there was no drunk-stealing-a plane drill). He was tracked from the ground and efforts were made to talk him down but the 'pilot' wasn't co-operating. He talked of 'going home'. Other aircraft were warned away from the erratic path and fighters were vectored to observe. It fell off the screens before they made contact. It was not shot down.

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Old 21st April 2018, 14:03
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Re: C-130 shot down by F-100s?

Thanks guys

I was unaware of the info on the internet.

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Re: C-130 shot down by F-100s?

Hello,

Scramble's " US Military Aircraft Mishaps 1950-2004"
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23 May 69
150119 - A4E - WL - VMA-311, 16 M NW of Da Many, SVN,hit by AAA during napalm run, pilot ejected safely. ( who was he and did he return safely ?).
68-15392 - UH-1H - 155th AHC, NF Highway 13, NF Phumi Kantuot, Kracheh province, Cambodia. Hit by ground fire and crashed, 4 killed. 5 survived. ( who were these airmen and did the survivors return safely ?).
63-7789 - C-130E - LM - 316th TAW, into English Channel 15 M N of Alderney, S of Bournemouth, UK.Crashed after being stolen from RAF Mildenhall by Sgt. Paul Meyer who was homesick - ran out of fuel eventually. Pilot killed.

So there were others this day that should not be forgotten.

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