Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 20 June 1966
Type:Fairchild UC-123B
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-4378
C/n / msn: 20262
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) N of Tam Ky (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by small arms fire while on a defoliation mission. The UC-123B crash-landed in a rice paddy.

Sources:
» 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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