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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Date:Sunday 19 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (DHC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-4173
MSN: 112
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:48 km (30 mls) W off San Francisco, CA, USA (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), United States of America
Ditched off the Farallon Islands while on a ferry flight back to the U.S.


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photo of C-7A-Caribou-62-4173
accident date: 19-12-1971
type: de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou
registration: 62-4173
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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