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Datum:Mittwoch 8 Oktober 1969
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas EC-47P
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-49100
Werknummer: 26361/14916
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) SE of Phu Cat Air Base (UIH) (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Phu Cat Air Base (UIH/VVPC), Vietnam
Flug nach:Phu Cat Air Base (UIH/VVPC), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The EC-47 departed on a Radio Direction Finding (RDF) mission out of Phu Cat, Vietnam. Problems with the Doppler navigation system forced the pilot to return to Phu Cat to get it fixed. The weather radar also had a malfunction but the crew were told to carry out their mission and return before darkness.
Weather quickly deteriorated, forcing the pilot again to return to the air base. However, while heading towards the base, the crew lost the attitude indicators. During a GCA approach radio contact was also lost. The airplane crashed, killing all on board. The wreckage was located October 12.

Informationsquelle:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» 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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