Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 17 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aigle Azur
Registration: F-BEFG
C/n / msn: 19105
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Da Nang Airport (DAD) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed on approach in bad weather and caught fire.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 55)


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Distance from Hue-Phu Bai Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 66 km (41 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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