Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas EC-47
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48402
C/n / msn: 14218/25663
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) SW of Hue (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A shell exploded under aircraft during a Radio Direction Finding (RDF) mission over Laos. One engine lost oil pressure and engine power. The pilot had to make a forced landing as he was not able to reach the air base at Hue.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» 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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