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Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Date:Friday 24 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Air America
Registration: 613
C/n / msn: 20062
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Long Tieng Airstrip (   Laos)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Long Tieng Airstrip, Laos
Narrative:
An Air America Pilatus PC-6 Porter, N197X taxied into a rubber fuel drum. Leaking fuel ignited and burnt down N197X and C-123K "613", which was unloading the fuel; both aircraft were destroyed.

Sources:
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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