Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 4 April 1970
Type:de Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-4180
C/n / msn: 122
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Dak Seang (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Destination airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Narrative:
Hit by ground fire during ammunition drop.

Sources:
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» 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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Distance from Pleiku Airport to Pleiku Airport 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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