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Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:Monday 25 February 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K
Operator:Khmer Air Force
Registration: 56-4377
C/n / msn: 20261
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Phnom Penh (   Cambodia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kompong Thom Airport (KZK), Cambodia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-123 transport plane went missing over rebel territory north of Phnom Penh, 20 minutes after taking-off from Kompong Thom.

Sources:
» Khmer Air Force C-123Ks / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker
» Diário de Lisboa 1 March 1974, p9


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