Narrative:Dove into the sea following onboard flare explosion. The AC-47D gunship was orbiting off the coast of Cam Ranh, dropping flares.
|Date:||Wednesday 26 April 1967|
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 26182/14737|
|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:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Cam Ranh Bay ( Vietnam)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
» 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
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.