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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 9 February 1973
Time:07:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Air America
Registration: 374
C/n / msn: 20258
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Thakhet East (   Laos)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Destination airport:Savannakhet Airport (ZVK/VLSK), Laos
Narrative:
Shot down by a missile while on a flight to Savannakhet with 12,000 pounds of general cargo. Both pilots were missing, one kicker was killed when he jumped without a parachute; the other kicker parachuted from the aircraft and survived.

Sources:
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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Distance from Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Savannakhet Airport as the crow flies is 281 km (175 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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