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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 14 February 1968
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: 43-49859
C/n / msn: 27120/15675
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) S of Phan Rang Air Base (PHA) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Phan Rang Air Base (PHA/VVPR), Vietnam
Destination airport:Phan Rang Air Base (PHA/VVPR), Vietnam
Narrative:
On February 14,1968, a Douglas AC-47D gunship, departed Phan Rang Air Base (PHA) on a close air support mission.
The airplane was shot down just five miles south of the air base.

Sources:
» AC-47D Gunships Homepage > AC-47 Spooky Crew Losses


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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.
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