Accident Douglas AC-47D Spooky 43-49492, Friday 17 December 1965
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Date:Friday 17 December 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49492
MSN: 26753/15308
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:between Tan Son Nhut and Phan Rang -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS)
Destination airport:Phan Rang Air Base (PHA/VVPR)
A Douglas AC-47D Spooky, operated by the USAF's 4th Air Commando Squadron (ACS), was destroyed when it crashed between Tan Son Nhut and Phan Rang. The airplane was operating on a night time cross country courier flight when it was struck by ground fire.
The wreckage was found by December 23, 1965.


US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
AC-47D Gunships Homepage > AC-47 Spooky Crew Losses
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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