Date & Time: Aug 27, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild C-123 Provider
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Vang Vieng - Long Tieng
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was on its way from Vang Vieng to Long Tieng, carrying 6,7 tons of various military materials on behalf of the US Air Force. While cruising in marginal weather conditions, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck a mountain at an altitude of 4,850 feet. The wreckage was found 20 feet below the summit and all nine occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain.