Loss of control Accident Fairchild C-123B-9-FA Provider 54-672, Sunday 24 September 1961
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Date:Sunday 24 September 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-123B-9-FA Provider
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-672
MSN: 20121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM)
Destination airport:Wilmington-New Hanover County Airport, NC (ILM/KILM)
During an air show at Wilmington, NC, a US Air Force C-123 Provider took off. Six skydivers were on board for a jump. Shortly after becoming airborne, at a height of about 300 feet, the airplane appeared to stall. It crashed and caught fire.


Sky diver plane crackup kills three at air show (Modesto Bee And News-Herald, 1961-09-25)


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