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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 20 abril 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-17-FA Provider
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 56-4368
Numéro de série: 20252
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hipp Khanh (   Vietnam)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dong Ha Air Base, Vietnam
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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