ASN Aircraft accident Douglas EC-47P 43-48402 Hue
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Date:Wednesday 22 April 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas EC-47P
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48402
MSN: 25663/14218
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) SW of Hue (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A shell exploded under aircraft during a Radio Direction Finding (RDF) mission over Laos. One engine lost oil pressure and engine power. The pilot had to make a forced landing as he was not able to reach the air base at Hue.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing outside airport

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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