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Last updated: 29 July 2021
Date:Thursday 1 March 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
Operator:Vietnam Air Force - VNAF
Registration: 53-7839
MSN: 11256
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Vietnam coast (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Pilot could not land due to fog and elected to fly out to sea and have the crew bail out. 15 of the 16 crew survived.


photo of Fairchild-AC-119K-Stinger-53-7839
accident date: 01-03-1973
type: Fairchild AC-119K Stinger
registration: 53-7839
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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