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Hit by enemy AAA fire, a U.S. Marine Corps Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (HMM-265) trails smoke and flame. The H-46 crashed, and exploded upon impact, in the Song Ngan Valley (nicknamed “Helicopter Valley”, approx. 55 miles NW of Hue), Vietnam, on the afternoon of 15 July 1966 – the fifth H-46 lost in the valley that day. Of the 16 Marines aboard (4 crewmen and 12 Marines) 13 died in the crash and fire. Although severely burned, the remaining three Marines survived. Photo courtesy of Haas Faust.
Magnificent picture based on timing, but very tragic. War is very scary.
Sea Knights tended to catch on fire randomly…it’s just reverting to its natural state