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Last updated: 11 December 2018
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Datum:Samstag 11 Dezember 1965
Zeit:ca 15:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-18-FA Provider
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 56-4376
Werknummer: 20260
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 81 / Insassen: 81
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 85 / Insassen: 85
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:32 km (20 Meilen) W of Tuy Hoa (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Flug nach:Tuy Hoa Airport (TBB/VVTH), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The C-123B contacted trees on a ridge line and entered a spin, crashing 1000 feet below. The ridge line had an elevation of about 4000 feet and was probably barely visible with low ceilings between 50 and 1000 feet and rain showers.
The airplane carried a U.S. crew of four, without a navigator, and 81 South Vietnamese paratroopers.

Informationsquelle:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» 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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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 Pleiku Airport to Tuy Hoa Airport as the crow flies is 177 km (110 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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