Accident Fairchild C-123K Provider 55-4574, Friday 27 November 1970
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Date:Friday 27 November 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4574
MSN: 20235
Fatalities:Fatalities: 79 / Occupants: 79
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:25 km SW of Nha Trang Airport (NHA) -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT)
Weather was poor with a broken overcast at 2000 feet and 1500 m visibility. The C-123 was en route to Nha Trang Air Base when it struck trees on a ridge at an elevation of 4600 feet (1402 m), some 500 feet below the top. The wreckage was found nine days after the accident.


Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson



photo (c) United States Air Force; 25 km SW of Nha Trang Airport; 27 November 1970; (publicdomain)

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