Accident Fairchild C-123K Provider 40589, Sunday 24 March 1968
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Date:Sunday 24 March 1968
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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:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: 40589
MSN: 20038
Total airframe hrs:14847 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Nakhon Phanom Airport (KOP) -   Thailand
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nakhon Phanom Airport (KOP/VTUW)
Destination airport:Nakhon Phanom Airport (KOP/VTUW)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The C-123 was damaged by AAA fire during a mission over Ban Namchalo, Laos. The pilot headed back to Nakhon Phanom for an emergency landing. The aircraft was considered to be damaged beyond repair and scrapped.

Sources:

Thai Aviation History website
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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