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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 6 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 63-9746
C/n / msn: 200
First flight: 1964
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dak Seang (   Vietnam)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Destination airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Narrative:
The Caribou was shot down by ground fire as it was pulling up from its dropping run. The aircraft burst into flames and crashed close to the camp

Sources:
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» 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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