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Last updated: 21 October 2020
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Date:Thursday 23 May 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-8-FA Provider
Operator:Air America
Registration: 655
C/n / msn: 20104
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Na Khang Airstrip (   Laos)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Destination airport:Na Khang Airsrip, Laos
Narrative:
Touched down 30 feet short of the runway and struck a two foot high embankment causing the main gear to collapse.

Sources:
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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