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Last updated: 26 July 2021
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Date:Wednesday 13 December 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-2387
MSN: 43
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Binh Thuy Air Base (VCA) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Binh Thuy Air Base (VCA/VVCT), Vietnam
Narrative:
While on a resupply mission, the C-7 took a bullet from enemy ground fire. A fuel manifold was damaged, causing a stop of fuel flow to the engines.
The pilot crash-landed the Caribou in a rice paddy.

Sources:
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» C-7A Caribou Association
» 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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