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Last updated: 19 October 2017
Date:Saturday 24 October 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-14-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4549
C/n / msn: 20210
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Phumi Dak Dam (   Cambodia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
Destination airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
The Provider transport plane operated on a mission to drop ammunition at an isolated Special Forces camp at Bu Prang near the Cambodian border. The airplane strayed into Cambodian airspace and was shot down by anti-aircraft artillery.

Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


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