Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 3 February 1966
Type:Fairchild C-123B-13-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4537
C/n / msn: 20198
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Khe Sanh (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Khe Sanh, Vietnam
Destination airport:Dong Ha Air Base, Vietnam
Narrative:
The Provider transport plane operated on a combat airlift support mission. It went missing over heavily jungled mountains. It was considered likely that the airplane was shot down.

Classification:
Missing

Missing

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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Distance from Khe Sanh to Dong Ha Air Base as the crow flies is 48 km (30 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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