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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Datum:woensdag 9 maart 1966
Tijd:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 44-76290
Constructienummer: 32622/15874
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:8 km (5 mijl) van A Shau Special Forces Camp (   Vietnam)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Vliegveld van aankomst:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Beschrijving:
On March 9,1966, a Douglas AC-47D gunship, call sign "Spooky 70," departed Da Nang Airport (DAD) on a close air support mission for the A Shau Special Forces Camp, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. When the gunship was approximately 2 miles south of the Special Forces Camp, the pilot initiated a left hand turn to position the aircraft for a firing pass. At the same time the Vietcong forces opened up with anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) fire and hit the airplane several times in the no. 2 engine. The pilot made a forced landing and all crew members survived. Subsequently three crew were killed in a firefight with Vietcong.

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» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
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