Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 1 June 1982
Time:ca 14:40
Type:Fairchild C-123J Provider
Operator:Republic of Korea Air Force - ROKAF
Registration: 56-4391
C/n / msn: 20275
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 53 / Occupants: 53
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Seoul-Seongnam Air Base (SSN) (   South Korea) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Seoul-Seongnam Air Base (SSN/RKSM), South Korea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in poor weather. The airplane carried 49 paratroopers.

Sources:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Ledger - Jun 1, 1982


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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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