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                               The RF-4C Crash into AFTN Udorn on  10 April 1970

RF 4c that crashed into AFTN Udorn

1968   Photo by Dave Ramsey at Udorn RTAFB of the exact RF-F4 that two years later would crash into the AFTN building at approximately 2:00pm in the afternoon on April 10, l970.

Flight path of fatal plane crash at Udorn RTAFB


1.   Crash Reconstruction/Incident

2.   Eyewitness Accounts (1)   Eyewitness Accounts (2)

3.   The Photographic Record of the Crash

        16mm color film of the actual plane crash

         Crash Sequence and Response by Udorn Firemen and Crash Recovery         

          Still photos

        The Official Photographic Record - 601 Photo Squadron, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

       Aerial Photos of the Crash Site - 432 TRW, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand

      AFTN Udorn Debris Photo Gallery

        Tom Spahr Photos of the Barracks Fire

Darrell McCabe Photos of the Barracks Fire

Jim Davey Photos of the Barracks Fire  

Larry Clum - Photos of the Crash Fire


  4.      Initial Mishap Report Sent to 13th AF    (Report declassified by  AFHRA on 2/13/03)

          Report. Cover  Pg 1  Pg 2,   Pg 3,  Pg 4 Pg 5

5.    Destruction of Udorn AFTN Radio & TV Facility

          AFTN Rpt to 13th AF by Cpt. Horace "Dick" Hiner     Pg 1,     Pg 2,     Pg 3      

 6.    How the Incident was reported in the media

     a.  The Daily Recce (Udorn base paper)

     b. New York Times (Apr 11th) (Apr 13th, 1970)

     c.  MACV Information Report (April, l970)

  7.   Crash Recollection by Jim Treat, NKP Station Manager (Dec 69-Nov 70)

 8.   Replacement Transmitter for the Udorn Radio by Patrick Minoughan, AFTN Takhli PD (Sep 69-Sep 70) 

 9.  Restoring AFTN Radio Udorn  by Bill Ostrander, AFTN Korat, Engineer (69-70)

Udorn Memorial Service

Udorn Memorial Service, April 17, 1970

10.   Ecumenical Memorial Service (Udorn RTAFB,  April 17, l970)

11.   AFTN Newsletter- May, 1970

   ------They Will Not Be Soon Forgotten  by David T. LaFollette, Lt. Col. USAF, Chief, AFTN

   ------ A Time to Keep --AFTN Udorn, April 10, 1970

   ------ A Time to Mourn

   ------A  Time to Speak

   ------A Time to Build-Up

   ------From Tragedy to Tribute

 12..   History of the RF-4C- PhotoReconnaisance Phantom

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