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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Date:Thursday 3 February 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-13-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4537
MSN: 20198
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Khe Sanh (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Khe Sanh, Vietnam
Destination airport:Dong Ha Air Base, Vietnam
The Provider transport plane operated on a combat airlift support mission. It went missing over heavily jungled mountains. It was considered likely that the airplane was shot down.


» 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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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 Khe Sanh to Dong Ha Air Base as the crow flies is 48 km (30 miles).

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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