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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69740
Last updated: 30 May 2021
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Date:06-AUG-1965
Time:12:30 PM Cen
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin B-57B Canberra
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 53-3919
MSN: 267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:14
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nha Trang, SVN -   Vietnam
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Damaged by AAA over South Vietnam but was able to fly out to South China Sea(Bien Dong, Vietnamese) where crew ejected and were rescued by helicopter. However, the pilotless aircraft was allowed to turn back to Nha Trang and crashed in the heart of the city, killing 14 citizens and injuring another 75.

Sources:

US Canberra Units in the Vietnam war, Osprey Publishing, 2011- London & New York, Chap.Three: Danang, P.91


Images:


The canopy landed in the Cantonment area of the 6253CSG...A1c Beavers (me) sitting on it on Aug 7, 1965.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2012 05:28 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2015 11:21 TB Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2018 17:54 War Eagle 65 Updated [Time]
17-Aug-2019 16:24 Anon. Updated [Photo]
30-May-2021 13:55 Namhuan03 Nguyen Updated [Source, Narrative]

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