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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Monday 19 October 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 476404/FRAZZ
MSN: 32736/15988
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tonkin Delta (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Son-La-Na-San Airport (SQH/VVNS), Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during a supply mission in the Tonkin Delta. At least one occupant, Captain Albert Ruffin, was killed.

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