Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 18 May 1969
Type:Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-0639
C/n / msn: 20088
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) NE of Bien Hoa AB (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Provider was hit by 12.7 mm ground fire during an airlift mission. The crew headed for Bien Hoa for an emergency landing. The airplane crashed before it could reach the Air Base.

Sources:
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


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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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