Unfallbericht:The Caribou, leased from the US Air Force (61-2393), crashed while on finals to Pha Khao. All 34 troops were injured; the kicker was killed. The aircraft was reportedly overloaded. The aircraft sustained major damage and, after the recovery of several components, was abandoned at the crash site.
|Datum:||04 FEB 1972|
|Flugzeugtyp:||de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 34|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 38 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Pha Khao (Laos)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||Ban Xon Airstrip, Laos|
|Flug nach:||Pha Khao Airstrip, Laos|
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.