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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Friday 13 December 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47D Spooky
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49274
MSN: 26535/15090
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bien Hoa Air Base (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam
Destination airport:Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam
Air support was called in when a U.S. outpost near Truc Giang was being attacked during the night by Viet Cong forces. An AC-47D gunship started dropping flares to assist attacking aircraft in finding the target. While orbiting at 3500 feet, a North American OV-10A Bronco (67-14627) struck the AC-47. Both aircraft headed back towards Bien Hoa, but the OV-10 crashed killing both crew members. The AC-47D landed at Bien Hoa, collapsing the undercarriage on landing.

Mid air collision
Forced landing on runway


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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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