Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 23 March 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48356
C/n / msn: 14172/25617
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bien Hoa AB (   Vietnam)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Hit my machine gun fire on takeoff. The airplane crash-landed just beyond the airport perimeter. The AC-47D gunship was supposed to drop flares over an outpost to prevent it from being attacked at night.

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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