Air Crash Investigation - S07E04 Operation Babylift (Tan Son Nhut C-5 accident)
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Added: Nov 14th 2011
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On 4 April 1975, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in the inaugural flight of Operation Babylift suffered explosive decompression when the rear cargo door failed and crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhat airport.
Type of aircraft: Lockheed C-5A Galaxy.
Cause of disaster: Explosive decompression due to improper maintenance of the cargo door.