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Last updated: 21 May 2019
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 20 octubre 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 45-934
Numéro de série: 34196/16937
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) S of Ban Me Thuot (   Vietnam)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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