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Accident description
Last updated: 31 May 2016
Date:Thursday 5 May 1983
Time:ca 10:20
Type:Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: L4K-12/18
C/n / msn: 20227
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:13707
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Nakhon Sawan/Takhli Air Base (TKH) (   Thailand)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nakhon Sawan/Takhli Air Base (TKH/VTPI), Thailand
Crashed from an altitude of 500 feet while executing a missed approach. Reportedly, the tower controller had instructed the Provider to abort the approach because the runway was not clear.

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