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Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 2 April 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (DHC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 61-2406
Werknummer: 68
Baujahr: 1962
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) S of Dak Seang (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Flug nach:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
Two Caribou planes were sent to Dak Seang on an ammunition drop mission. Because the first aircraft reported ground fire after delivering its load, the second C-7 made a left-hand turn to try to avoid the ground fire but was hit by automatic weapons fire at an altitude of 400 feet. The Caribou flew off to the south, possibly trying to make for Dak To, but it burst into flames and crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» DeHavilland Caribou Roster
» C-7A Caribou Association
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


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