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Date:Sunday 4 November 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:Vietnam Air Force - VNAF
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:27 km (16.9 mls) S of Bu Prang Camp (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Caribou crashed while approaching an airfield near the Cambodian border.

Sources:
» The Straits Times 6 November 1973, p1


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