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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:dinsdag 23 maart 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-17-FA Flying Boxcar
Vloog voor:L'Armée de L'Air
Gehuurd van:Civil Air Transport
Registratie: 186
Constructienummer: 10423
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Haiphong-Cat Bi Air Base (HPH) (   Vietnam)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Haiphong-Cat Bi Air Base (HPH/VVCI), Vietnam
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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