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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Fecha:martes 23 marzo 1954
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-17-FA Flying Boxcar
Operado por:L'Armée de L'Air
Alquilado a :Civil Air Transport
Registración: 186
Numéro de série: 10423
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Haiphong-Cat Bi Air Base (HPH) (   Vietnam)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Haiphong-Cat Bi Air Base (HPH/VVCI), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Haiphong-Cat Bi Air Base (HPH/VVCI), Vietnam
On 23 March 54, a napalm-laden formation took off from Cat Bi in Vietnam. The copilot on aircraft number 186 raised his landing gear before getting airborne. The plane settled back onto the runway. The 2,000 pounds of aviation fuel and 8,000 pounds of napalm did not ignite.

» Working in Remote Countries: CAT in New Zealand, Thailand-Burma, French Indochina, Guatemala, and Indonesia by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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