Narrative:The EC-47Q operated on a radio direction finding mission to locate North Vietnamese tanks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The airplane crashed after being hit by ground fire. The wreckage was located in October 1969.
|Date:||05 FEB 1973|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 14452/25897|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||56 km (35 mls) SE of Saravan (Laos)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand|
|Destination airport:||Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand|
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB to Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.