Narrative:While on a resupply mission, the C-7 took a bullet from enemy ground fire. A fuel manifold was damaged, causing a stop of fuel flow to the engines.
|Date:||13 DEC 1967|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 43|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Binh Thuy Air Base (VCA) (Vietnam)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Destination airport:||Binh Thuy Air Base (VCA/VVCT), Vietnam|
The pilot crash-landed the Caribou in a rice paddy.
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» C-7A Caribou Association
» 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 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.