Crash of a Douglas C-117B Skytrain near Victoria: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 30, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2010
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
18549/34130
YOM:
1945
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The airplane and its crew were engaged in a special operation to disperse sterile screw worms on behalf of the US Department of Agriculture. While flying at an altitude of 5,500 feet in marginal weather conditions and limited visibility, the airplane struck a mountain and was destroyed. All five occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-117D Skytrain in Keflavik

Date & Time: Dec 20, 1975
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
39096
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
43338
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown, the airplane went out of control, veered off runway and collided with a hangar. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Loss of control caused by brakes systems' failure.

Crash of a Douglas C-117D Skytrain in Quảng Tín: 4 killed

Date & Time: Dec 28, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
17284
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
43367
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while completing a local training mission. All four crew members were killed.
Crew:
Lt Col Douglas Lee Snead,
Cpt Donald Joseph Berger,
Sgt William Lloyd Bunch,
Cpl Ronald Francis Liscum.

Crash of a Douglas C-117D Skytrain in Đà Nẵng: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 25, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
17211
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Đà Nẵng – Saigon
MSN:
13221
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Đà Nẵng Airport, while in initial climb, the airplane stalled and crashed past the runway end. Seven crew members were killed were all 24 other occupants were injured, some of them seriously. The airplane was engaged in a troop transport from Đà Nẵng to Saigon. Engine failure is suspected.
Those killed were:
Lt Col David Cleeland,
Maj Clifton Bishop Andrews,
Maj Gerard Martin Kieswetter,
Cpt Jerome Cordell Winters,
Sgt Robert Clayton Morre,
G/Sgt Willis Shepherd Bowman,
Cpl Mickey Ray Grable.

Crash of a Douglas C-117D Skytrain in Sentinel Ridge

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
17188
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
43384
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing at Sentinel Ridge Polar Station, one of the ski collapsed on landing. The aircraft went out of control and came to rest, damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
A ski was sheared off on landing.