Accident description
Last updated: 31 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 13 July 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-10-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Siamese Airways
Registration: HS-POA
C/n / msn: 18368
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bangkok International Airport (BKK) (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Narrative:
The C-54, named "City of Bangkok", attempted an overweight takeoff and failed to become airborne. The airplane crashed and was destroyed by fire.

Sources:
» Thai Aviation History website


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 1703 km (1064 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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