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Accident description
Last updated: 28 October 2016
Date:Tuesday 5 May 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada CV-2B Caribou
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 61-2593
C/n / msn: 71
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tan Hiep (   Vietnam)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Tan Hiep Air Base, Vietnam
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Crashed in a rice paddy shortly after takeoff.



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