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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69727
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas A-1E Skyraider
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 52-133901
MSN: 9591
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:27
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bien Hoa Air Base -   Vietnam
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bien Hoa AB
A B-57B Canberra was being prepared for a strike mission when an explosion occurred. Debris of the explosion struck other aircraft on the flight line, leading to a chain reaction of fire and bomb explosions.
Ten Martin B-57B Canberra planes were destroyed along with a Navy F-8E, a USAF A-1E, 14 more A-1Es and two VNAF A-1H's. A total of 27 men were killed.

Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
- JF Baugher

Revision history:

10-Mar-2011 15:22 harro Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2012 06:26 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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