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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 29 October 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-17-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-4364
C/n / msn: 20248
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dak To (   Vietnam)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dak To Airfield, Vietnam
Narrative:
The C-123B hit a rocky ridge when trying to land on the new, unfinished airstrip at Dak To.

Classification:

Sources:
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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