Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Statuts:
Date:samedi 4 mai 1968
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 43-76207
Numéro de série: 15791/32539
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Pleiku Airport (PXU) (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
On May 4,1968, two Douglas AC-47D gunships, 43-16159 and 43-76207, departed Phu Cat to engage VC/NVA rocket and mortar sites that were firing on the Pleiku Air Base. Over target both aircraft were shot down within minutes of each other. All six on board 43-16159 were killed. Three crew members of 43-76207 were killed and five survived.

Sources:
» AC-47D Gunships Homepage > AC-47 Spooky Crew Losses
» the Virtual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall > Leslie Earl Harris, Jr
» Air University web site


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