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Last updated: 21 October 2020
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Date:Thursday 17 November 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Operator:Air America
Registration: B-156
C/n / msn: 22353
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tam Ky (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Hit by heavy communist machine gun fire, while carrying 34 VIP passengers. The plane crash-landed at Tam Ky were it was seriously damaged by fire.

Sources:
» El Litoral 17-11-1966
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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