Accident description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 31 January 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aigle Azur
Registration: F-BGXD
C/n / msn: 13312
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dien Bien Phu (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Dien Bien Phu-Gialam Airport (DIN/VVDB), Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The undercarriage was retracted prior to the aircraft lifting off the runway. The DC-3 was damaged beyond repair in the resulting crash.

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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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