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Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Datum:Freitag 20 April 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-17-FA Provider
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 56-4368
Werknummer: 20252
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hipp Khanh (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Flug nach:Dong Ha Air Base, Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The C-123 landed in error at the small Hipp Khanh airstrip near the DMZ. The pilot mistook people on the ground for hostiles and attempted to takeoff. The airstrip was too short and the airplane force landed.

Informationsquelle:
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Da Nang Airport to Dong Ha Air Base as the crow flies is 136 km (85 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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