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Last updated: 26 July 2021
Date:Friday 26 December 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 63-9723
MSN: 156
First flight: 1964
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tien Phuoc (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Phu Cat Air Base (UIH/VVPC), Vietnam
Destination airport:Tien Phuoc, Vietnam
The Caribou was hit by small arms fire. The pilot was wounded and unable to maintain control of the airplane. The Caribou crashed inverted into a rice paddy.

Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» 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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