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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 3 August 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-4161
C/n / msn: 99
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Duc Pho Camp (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-7 Caribou transport plane was approaching the special forces camp at Duc Pho when it flew into line of fire from a U.S. Army 155 mm howitzer. The tail section separated and the airplane fell down.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» Aeroplane Monthly. June 1986
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» 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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