Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 13 January 1966
Type:Fairchild C-123B-12-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4519
C/n / msn: 20180
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:An Khe (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed following midair collision with Douglas A-1E Skyraider (52-133989) at night while acting as flareship for the Skyraider which was attacking Vietcong positions. All six on board the Provider and the Skyraider pilot were killed in the accident.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

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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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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