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Date:jeudi 2 avril 1970
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-7A Caribou (DHC-4)
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 61-2406
Numéro de série: 68
Année de Fabrication: 1962
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:8 km (5 milles) S of Dak Seang (   Vietnam)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Aéroport de destination:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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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