Hull-loss description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 18 February 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas RC-47P
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49679
C/n / msn: 15495/26940
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The airplane was damaged beyond repair when it was struck by a China Airlines Curtiss C-46. The C-46 had just landed but swerved off the runway due to a brake failure.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» 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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