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Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Date:Thursday 23 November 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (DHC-4)
Operating for:Air America
Leased from:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 401
C/n / msn: 63
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Saravane (   Laos)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pakse Airport (PKZ/VLPS), Laos
Destination airport:Pakse Airport (PKZ/VLPS), Laos
Narrative:
Caribou 61-2401 was leased from the US Air Force by Air America, which operated the plane as "401" in Laos. It was shot down while on a para-drop mission near Saravane.

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» DeHavilland Caribou Roster


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