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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 12 April 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-18-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-4380
C/n / msn: 20264
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nakhon Phanom (   Thailand)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nakhon Phanom Airport (KOP/VTUW), Thailand
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The left wing hit a house while the aircraft was attempting to snare a red flag on top of a flagpole.

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
» Thai Aviation History website


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