Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 15 December 1965
Type:Fairchild C-123J Provider
Operator:Air National Guard
Registration: 54-0647
C/n / msn: 20096
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cape Romanzof Airport, AK (CZF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:Cape Romanzof Airport, AK (CZF/PACZ), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-123 Provider struck a mountain during a go around in white out conditions.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» John A. (Tony) Podraza (e-mail, 20-6-2014)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Cape Romanzof Airport, AK as the crow flies is 854 km (534 miles).

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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