Airplane Crash - Near Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam 10/21/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam


Date10/21/1968
Time06:00
LocationNear Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteSaigon - Da Nang
TypeDouglas C-47D
Registration450934
Aboard23
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed en route after the pilot transmitted a Mayday reporting the failure of the No. 2 engine and inability to feather the propeller. It crashed 20 miles from the airfield it intended to make an emergency landing at.

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