Narrative:Shot down by a missile while on a flight to Savannakhet with 12,000 pounds of general cargo. Both pilots were missing, one kicker was killed when he jumped without a parachute; the other kicker parachuted from the aircraft and survived.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Type:||Fairchild C-123K Provider|
|C/n / msn:|| 20258|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Thakhet East (Laos)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos|
|Destination airport:||Savannakhet Airport (ZVK/VLSK), Laos|
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Savannakhet Airport as the crow flies is 281 km (175 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.