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Last updated: 19 August 2018
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Date:Thursday 11 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operated by:Civil Air Transport
On behalf of:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 546
C/n / msn: 10504
First flight:
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dien Bien Phu-Gialam Airport (DIN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dien Bien Phu-Gialam Airport (DIN/VVDB), Vietnam
Narrative:
Shot down on approach to Dien Bien Phu.
The aircraft was operated by Civil Air Transport with U.S. pilots on behalf of French troops.

Sources:
» Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains 2003/3 (No. 211)
» Working in Remote Countries: CAT in New Zealand, Thailand-Burma, French Indochina, Guatemala, and Indonesia by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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