Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 31 January 1967
Type:Fairchild UC-123B-6-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-0611
C/n / msn: 20060
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) W of Sepone (   Laos)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Narrative:
The Provider rolled inverted, crashed and caught fire while operating on a defoliation mission in a shallow valley in Laos.
The airplane was probably struck by ground fire as the fourth aircraft of the formation was hit by a bullet, causing the failure of one engine.


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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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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