Accident Fairchild C-123B-13-FA Provider 55-4534, Tuesday 17 May 1966
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Date:Tuesday 17 May 1966
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-123B-13-FA Provider
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4534
MSN: 20195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Vinh Thanh -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT)
Destination airport:Nha Trang Airport (NHA/VVNT)
Narrative:
The Provider operated on a night time mission to drop flares over friendly positions in South Vietnam. It was circling at a height of 6500 feet when it was struck by ground fire. A forced landing was attempted but the airplane crashed.

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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