Unfallbericht: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.
|Datum:||13 DEZ 1968|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Douglas AC-47D Spooky|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:||Todesopfer: 2|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Bien Hoa AB (Vietnam)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam|
|Flug nach:||Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam|
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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 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.