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Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 5 febrero 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas EC-47Q
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 45-1133
Numéro de série: 34403/17136
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:55 km (34.4 milles) ESE of Saravane (   Laos)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Descripción:
The EC-47Q operated on a radio direction finding mission to locate enemy forces on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The airplane crashed after being hit by ground fire. The wreckage was located on May 16, 1969.

Fuentes:
» 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
» ec47.com


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pleiku Airport to Hue-Phu Bai Airport as the crow flies is 267 km (167 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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