Unfallbericht:The C-123 was used on a MACV-SOG mission. The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observation Group (MACV-SOG) was a joint service high command unconventional warfare task force engaged in highly classified operations throughout Southeast Asia.
|Datum:||Sonntag 27 Juni 1965|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Fairchild C-123B Provider|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||nahe Saigon (Vietnam)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT), Vietnam|
|Flug nach:||Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam|
The aircraft had no standard markings on it, but were painted with a unique camo pattern of low-reflectivity black, green and brown paint. The aircraft was rigged with pylons on it. All aircraft were sanitized as well as the nationality and individuality of those on board.
On June 27, 1965 the C-123 operated on a night mission from Nha Trang to Saigon with 14 "Chinese Nationalists" on board. While on approach, the C-123 started receiving ground-fire and subsequently crashed.
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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.