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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Friday 11 June 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-18-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-4379
C/n / msn: 20263
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) S of Holloway Field (   Vietnam)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam
Destination airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Narrative:
Hit mountains near Pleiku while attempting a supply drop in bad weather.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» 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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Distance from Nha Trang Airport to Pleiku Airport as the crow flies is 234 km (146 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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