Descripción del Accidente ASN 06 MAR 1968 Fairchild C-123K Provider 54-590 - Khe Sanh
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Fecha:mircoles 6 marzo 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operador:Vietnam Air Force - VNAF
Registración: 54-590
Numéro de série: 20039
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 44 / Ocupantes: 44
Total:Fatalidades: 49 / Ocupantes: 49
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) S of Khe Sanh (   Vietnam)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Khe Sanh, Vietnam
Descripción:
The Provider transport plane was flying US Marines and spare parts to the base at Khe Sanh. The pilot had to abort the approach because a light aircraft was still on the runway. While circling for another approach, the airplane was hit by ground fire. The pilot lost control and the airplane spiralled to the ground, killing all 49 on board.

Fuentes:
» 91 North Vietnam Troops Killed In DMZ Fighting (The Times Recorder March 07, 1968)
» 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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Distance from Hue-Phu Bai Airport to Khe Sanh as the crow flies is 107 km (67 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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