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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Date:Monday 28 December 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123 Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:65 km (40.6 mls) SW of Phoenix, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ (LUF/KLUF), United States of America
Destination airport:Gila Bend AF Aux Airport, AZ (KGBN), United States of America
The aircraft crashed and burned in the desert.

» San Bernardino Sun 29 December 1964, p32


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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 Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ to Gila Bend AF Aux Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 78 km (49 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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