UI Douglas AC-47D Spooky 43-48356,
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Date:Thursday 23 March 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48356
MSN: 25617/14172
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Bien Hoa Air Base -   Vietnam
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Bien Hoa Air Base
Destination airport:
Hit by machine gun fire on takeoff. The airplane crash-landed just beyond the airport perimeter. The AC-47D gunship was supposed to drop flares over an outpost to prevent it from being attacked at night.


US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson

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