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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 1 March 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
Operator:Vietnam Air Force - VNAF
Registration: 53-7839
C/n / msn: 11256
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Vietnam coast (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Pilot could not land due to fog and elected to fly out to sea and have the crew bail out. 15 of the 16 crew survived.



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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.
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