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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2016
Date:Friday 10 March 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47J
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 99844
C/n / msn: 33267/16519
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Phan Rang (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Cam Ranh Airport (VVCR), Vietnam
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Crashed while on an administrative Navy flight between Cam Ranh and Saigon, Vietnam.

» 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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Distance from Cam Ranh Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 307 km (192 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.
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