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ffuries

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Here are the remains of C-123K 55-4518 Provider (c/n 20179) taken December 2012. According to USAF Serials by Joe Baugher it started out life as a C-123B-12-FA and was converted to C-123K-12-FA, the aircraft went down 25 January 68 killing all 3 or 4 on board (Conflict as number of crew on board between different sites). Aircraft was based out of Hurlburt Field FL, and went down on final, short of the Duke Field FL runway. Tail assembly, wings, gear are all that remains of the aircraft crash site, along with various chains, tie downs, and parachute material and harness parts.

The tail number as stenciled on the vertical stab was O-54518

The aircraft is on the Eglin AFB Reservation, but not physically on the base, a recreational permit is needed from the Jackson Guard to get out to the aircraft.

http://jacksonguard.com/

This aircraft is mistakenly referred to as the Duke Field C-130 crash site by various sites on the internet.


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Wow amazing how much is just left out there! Looks like the tail section has taken a few small arms hit, post crash I'm guessing...

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Thanks for posting this info/pictures
amazing number of bullet holes in the tail
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That's "Florida Billy-Bobs".  Some years back a guy was asked to remove the wreckage of an OS2U-3 Kingfisher from private property.  It had been so shot full of holes that he said nothing was salvageable.  They'll shoot at anything down here.  Dennis
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You know how it goes, if it sits still long enough in the South, it WILL get shot.  
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