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Last updated: 18 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 1 June 1982
Time:ca 14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Seoul-Seongnam Air Base (SSN) (   South Korea)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Seoul-Seongnam Air Base (SSN/RKSM), South Korea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain in poor weather. The airplane carried 49 paratroopers.

Sources:
» La Nación 2 June 1982, p22A
» 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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Fairchild C-123

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