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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Date:mercredi 9 mars 1966
Heure:ca 13:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 44-76290
Numéro de série: 32622/15874
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:8 km (5 milles) de A Shau Special Forces Camp (   Vietnam)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Aéroport de destination:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Détails:
On March 9,1966, a Douglas AC-47D gunship, call sign "Spooky 70," departed Da Nang Airport (DAD) on a close air support mission for the A Shau Special Forces Camp, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. When the gunship was approximately 2 miles south of the Special Forces Camp, the pilot initiated a left hand turn to position the aircraft for a firing pass. At the same time the Vietcong forces opened up with anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) fire and hit the airplane several times in the no. 2 engine. The pilot made a forced landing and all crew members survived. Subsequently three crew were killed in a firefight with Vietcong.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» AC-47D Gunships Homepage > AC-47 Spooky Crew Losses


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