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Date:mercredi 8 octobre 1969
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas EC-47P
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 43-49100
Numéro de série: 26361/14916
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:30 km (18.8 milles) SE of Phu Cat Air Base (UIH) (   Vietnam)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Phu Cat Air Base (UIH/VVPC), Vietnam
Aéroport de destination:Phu Cat Air Base (UIH/VVPC), Vietnam
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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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