ASN Aircraft accident Douglas AC-47D Spooky 43-48925 Ban Phakat
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Date:Friday 3 June 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48925
MSN: 26186/14741
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ban Phakat (   Laos)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Destination airport:Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Narrative:
The AC-47D operated on a mission out of Ubon over the Khammouane Province of Laos. It was seen to crash in flames near Ban Phakat.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» AC-47D Gunships Homepage > AC-47 Spooky Crew Losses


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Distance from Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB to Ubon Ratchathani RTAFB as the crow flies is 19903 km (12439 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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