Accident Fairchild C-123K Provider 54-702, Tuesday 25 January 1966
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Date:Tuesday 25 January 1966
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: 54-702
MSN: 20151
Fatalities:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:9 km E of An Khe -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Departure airport:An Khe Air Base
Destination airport:Bong Son Landing Zone
The C-123 transport plane carried 42 U.S. Army troops and a load of ammunition and grenades. It was raining and the cloud ceiling was at just 300 feet when the transport plane took off from An Khe, Vietnam. Shortly after takeoff the airplane flew into a hillside. Reportedly the airplane hade suffered a no. 2 engine fire just prior to impacting the hillside.


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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