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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Datum:Sonntag 20 Oktober 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 45-934
Werknummer: 34196/16937
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:32 km (20 Meilen) S of Ban Me Thuot (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Flug nach:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
A C-47 transport plane was flying military personnel from Saigon to Hong Kong with an en route stop at Da Nang. While flying near Ban Me Thuot the no. 2 engine failed. The crew were not able to feather the prop and attempted to reach Ban Me Thuot. The airplane struck terrain in poor weather.

Informationsquelle:
» 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 Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 601 km (376 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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