US Plane Taking off the Runway

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy 68-0218 lifts off from Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam, 4 April 1975. (CORBIS)

04 Apr 1975, Tan Son Nhut Airbase, South Vietnam — A United States C5A cargo plane lifts off the runway here carrying orphans to Clark Air Base in the Phillippines. The plane minutes later crashed off the end of the runway. Officials said the plane crashed one mile off the runway after the pressurization failed. The plane carried 180 passengers and a crew of 12. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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