The wreckage of the US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed after take-off from Kai Tak Airport, in August 1965. Photo: SCMPThe wreckage of the US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed after take-off from Kai Tak Airport, in August 1965. Photo: SCMP
The wreckage of the US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed after take-off from Kai Tak Airport, in August 1965. Photo: SCMP

When a US military plane crashed in Hong Kong during the Vietnam war, killing all but 13 of those on board

  • A witness described the horrific aftermath of the 1965 crash in Hong Kong of a C-130 Hercules taking 65 US servicemen back to Da Nang after rest and recreation
  • People in the water of Yau Tong Bay shouted for help following the crash after take-off from Kai Tak and some tried to swim as flames from burning fuel spread

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The wreckage of the US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed after take-off from Kai Tak Airport, in August 1965. Photo: SCMPThe wreckage of the US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed after take-off from Kai Tak Airport, in August 1965. Photo: SCMP
The wreckage of the US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed after take-off from Kai Tak Airport, in August 1965. Photo: SCMP
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