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Date:Saturday 7 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:Vietnam Air Force - VNAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 36
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Phu Quoc (   Vietnam)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Phu Quoc-Duong Dang Airport (PQC/VVPQ), Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Ditched in sea shortly after take-off due to engine failure. The aircraft was transporting prisoners at the time of the accident.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón 9 July 1973, p3
» La Nación 9 July 1973, p24
» Aviation Letter


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