Narrative:The EC-47Q operated on a radio direction finding mission to locate enemy forces on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The airplane crashed after being hit by ground fire. The wreckage was located on May 16, 1969.
|Date:||Wednesday 5 February 1969|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 17136/34403|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||55 km (34.4 mls) ESE of Saravane (Laos)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam|
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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 Pleiku Airport to Hue-Phu Bai Airport as the crow flies is 267 km (167 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.