Narrative:The AC-47D gunship operated on a night time mission for a target near Duc Pho, Vietnam. Closing in on the target, the airplane was hit by ground fire. A fire erupted. The pilot could not maintain control and the airplane crashed.
|Date:||Sunday 8 January 1967|
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 14940/26385|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Duc Pho (Vietnam)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam|
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Distance from Da Nang Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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.