ASN Aircraft accident Fairchild C-123B-11-FA Provider 54-708 Chu Lai Air Base
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Date:Tuesday 17 December 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-11-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-708
MSN: 20157
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SSW of Chu Lai Air Base (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Chu Lai Air Base (VCL/VVCL), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
The C-123 crashed during as a result of engine problems following fuel transfer problems.

» 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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Distance from Chu Lai Air Base to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 89 km (55 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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