Air Crash Investigation - Operation Babylift (S07E05)
Hochgeladen am 03.06.2011
The Tan Son Nhut C-5 accident refers to the 4 April 1975 crash of 68-0218, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in Operation Babylift, which crashed on approach to an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam. The cause was ascribed to loss of flight control due to explosive decompression and structural failure. The incident marked the second operational loss and first fatal crash for the C-5 Galaxy fleet. It is also the deadliest accident involving a US military aircraft.
World Airways flight attendants Carol Shabata (standing) and Valerie Witherspoon (kneeling) play with the Vietnamese orphans on the historic evacuation flight on April 2, 1975.