Date & Time: Oct 9, 1958 at 1825 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild C-123 Provider
Ogden-Hill - McChord
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was returning to his base in McChord after he took part to an airshow at Ogden-Hill AFB, supplying the Thunderbird's team. While flying in cruising altitude, the airplane went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a field located seven miles east of Payette. The airplane was totally destroyed upon impact and all 19 occupants were killed, among them two civilians.
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of an in-flight collision with a flock of birds, maybe goose.