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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 27 July 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Air America
Registration: ST-4
C/n / msn: 20304
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) S of Moc Hoa (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP), Cambodia
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Narrative:
The C-123 had delivered rice to refugees at Phnom Penh and was returning to Saigon when it was struck by a Strela surface-to-air missile.

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


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Distance from Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 212 km (132 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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