Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 13 December 2013
Narrative:On February 14,1968, a Douglas AC-47D gunship, departed Phan Rang Air Base (PHA) on a close air support mission.
|Date:||Wednesday 14 February 1968|
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 15675/27120|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) S of Phan Rang AB (PHA) (Vietnam)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Phan Rang AB (PHA), Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||Phan Rang AB (PHA), Vietnam|
The airplane was shot down just five miles south of the air base.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Phan Rang AB to Phan Rang AB as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
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.