Narrative:Caribou 61-2401 was leased from the US Air Force by Air America, which operated the plane as "401" in Laos. It was shot down while on a para-drop mission near Saravane.
|Date:||Thursday 23 November 1972|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou|
|Operating for:||Air America|
|Leased from:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 63|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Saravane (Laos)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Pakse Airport (PKZ/VLPS), Laos|
|Destination airport:||Pakse Airport (PKZ/VLPS), Laos|
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Distance from Pakse Airport to Pakse 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.