Narrative:Destroyed on ground by mortars.
|Date:||Saturday 13 March 1954|
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
|Operator:||Aigle Azur Maroc|
|C/n / msn:|| 2943|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Dien Bien Phu-Gialam Airport (DIN) ( Vietnam)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
March 13, 1954 was the day Battle of Dien Bien Phu started. This was a confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries.
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 59)
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.