Date & Time: Apr 15, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-6 (Porter & Turbo Porter)
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While observing a roadwatch team insertion along the 'Ho Chi Minh Trail', the airplane suffered an engine failure. The pilot attempted an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in a prairie. The aircraft was wrecked and all occupants were rescued and evacuated by the crew of a USAF CH-53. The accident occurred in April 1971 (exact date remains unknown).
Engine failure for unknown reason.