Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 24 October 1964
Type: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) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
Destination airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
Narrative:
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.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» 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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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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