Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Fairchild C-123B-18-FA Provider near Biên Hòa: 3 killed

Accident description

  • Feb 2, 1962
  • 56-4370
  • Flight
  • Spraying (Agricultural)
  • No
  • Plain
  • Saigon - Saigon
  • 20254
  • 1956
  • Biên Hòa, Đồng Nai Province
  • Vietnam
  • Asia
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • The crew departed Saigon-Tan Son Nhat Airport on a defoliant spraying mission in the region between Biên Hòa and Vung Tau. En route, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in the jungle, killing all three crew members.
    Crew:
    Cpt Fergus Groves II,
    Cpt Robert Larson,
    S/Sgt Milo Coghill.
  • Due to lack of evidences, the exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty.