Date & Time: May 5, 1983 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild C-123 Provider
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
On final approach to Takhli AFB, at an altitude of 500 feet, the crew was instructed to go-around as the runway was not clear. The airplane lost height and crashed about 200 meters short of runway, bursting into flames. All 30 occupants were killed.
The exact cause of the accident remains undetermined. However, the assumption that the loss of control was the consequence of a loss of engine power while initiating a go-around procedure was not ruled out.