Unlawful Interference Fairchild C-123K Provider ST-3, Monday 13 May 1974
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Date:Monday 13 May 1974
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Owner/operator:Air America
Registration: ST-3
MSN: 20192 ?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:6,5 km S of Tay Ninh -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Narrative:
Air America's Provider "ST-3" was struck by hostile fire, probably a 9K32 Strela-2 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (also known as SA-7). A forced landing was carried out in a hostile area during which the aircraft was severely damaged and abandoned.
The msn 20192 is unconfirmed. One source indicates that this airframe went to Air America as ST-3 while another source states it went to the El Salvador Air Force as FAES121. FAES121 was involved in a fatal accident on 22 August 1992.

Sources:

The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

27 August 1992 FAES121 Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña 12 near Metapán w/o

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