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Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Date:Sunday 4 September 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada CV-2B Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 63-9759
C/n / msn: 223
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dong Tre (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The CV-2B Caribou attempted an overweight take off from Dong Tre, Vietnam. The airplane failed to become airborne and ran into the village at the end of the 1,200 foot airstrip. Four civilians in village were killed and 20 were injured; the three crew members were also injured.

Sources:
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» The Straits Times 7 September 1966, p3


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