Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 13 December 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: 43-49274
C/n / msn: 26535
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bien Hoa AB (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam
Destination airport:Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam
Narrative:
Air support was called in when a U.S. outpost near Truc Giang was being attacked during the night by Viet Cong forces. An AC-47D gunship started dropping flares to assist attacking aircraft in finding the target. While orbiting at 3500 feet, a North American OV-10A Bronco (67-14627) struck the AC-47. Both aircraft headed back towards Bien Hoa, but the OV-10 crashed killing both crew members. The AC-47D landed at Bien Hoa, collapsing the undercarriage on landing.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Forced landing on runway

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Distance from Bien Hoa AB to Bien Hoa 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.
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