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Date:Tuesday 24 October 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-1541
MSN: 33569
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Phan Rang and Pleiku (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Phan Rang Air Base (PHA/VVPR), Vietnam
Destination airport:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» Air America in South Vietnam I / Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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Distance from Phan Rang Air Base to Pleiku Airport as the crow flies is 283 km (177 miles).

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