Accident Douglas C-47D 45-934, Sunday 20 October 1968
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Date:Sunday 20 October 1968
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47D
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-934
MSN: 34196/16937
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:32 km S of Ban Me Thuot -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN)
Narrative:
A C-47 transport plane was flying military personnel from Saigon to Hong Kong with an en route stop at Da Nang. While flying near Ban Me Thuot the no. 2 engine failed. The crew were not able to feather the prop and attempted to reach Ban Me Thuot. The airplane struck terrain in poor weather.

Sources:

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

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