Date & Time: Aug 13, 1967 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
Shortly after takeoff from Luang Parabang Airport while on a charter flight, the airplane was hit by enemy fire. The left engine caught fire and the crew elected to make an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field located in Phu Cum, few km from the airport, slid for several and came to rest in flames. While all six occupants were evacuated, the aircraft was destroyed.
Shot down by enemy fire.