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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Friday 29 July 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas RC-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48388
MSN: 25649/14204
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) W of Hoa Binh (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nakhon Phanom Airport (KOP/VTUW), Thailand
Destination airport:Nakhon Phanom Airport (KOP/VTUW), Thailand
Narrative:
Shot down by North Vietnamese MiG-17 when it was operating on a surveillance mission in the Sam Neua area of Laos. The RC-47D may have crossed or overflown the border between Laos and North Vietnam.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» 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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