ASN Aircraft accident Fairchild C-123B-12-FA Provider 55-4513 Maha Sarakham 
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Last updated: 23 September 2022
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Date:Saturday 28 September 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123B-12-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4513
C/n / msn: 20174
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Maha Sarakham (   Thailand)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The nose gear collapsed as the airplane landed during an airlift support mission. The pilot mistook the infield of a racetrack through clouds.

Classification:
Landing gear collapse
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson
» C-123's in SEA


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

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