Narrative:The Caribou was on a routine passenger run from Hammond to An Khe AAF, and the crew had started their GCA approach when the radar operator lost them and told them to execute a go-around. The pilots added power, but it was too late: the airplane struck Hong Kong Mountain and crashed.
|Date:||Tuesday 4 October 1966|
de Havilland Canada CV-2B Caribou
|Operator:||United States Army|
|C/n / msn:|| 209|
|First flight:|| 1964|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 28|
|Total:||Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 32 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||W of An Khe ( Vietnam)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Hammond Landing Zone, Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||An Khe Air Base, Vietnam|
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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.