Accident Douglas EC-47Q 45-1133, Wednesday 5 February 1969
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Date:Wednesday 5 February 1969
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas EC-47Q
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-1133
MSN: 34403/17136
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:55 km ESE of Saravane -   Laos
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK)
Destination airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB)
Narrative:
The EC-47Q operated on a radio direction finding mission to locate enemy forces on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The airplane crashed after being hit by ground fire. The wreckage was located on May 16, 1969.

Sources:

US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
ec47.com

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