Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 7 March 1973
Type:Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Air America
Registration: 524
C/n / msn: 20185
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ban Hong Sa (   Laos)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ/VLLB), Laos
Destination airport:Ban Houel Airport (OUI), Laos
Narrative:
Crashed and caught fire.

Sources:
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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Distance from Luang Prabang Airport to Ban Houel Airport as the crow flies is 183 km (115 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.
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