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.
|Date:||Wednesday 22 April 1970|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||32 km (20 mls) SW of Hue (Vietnam)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
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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.