Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 16 August 1954
Type:Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: F-VNAI
C/n / msn: 12809
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 51
Total:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 55
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pakse (   Laos) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hanoi (unknown airport), Vietnam
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Narrative:
The Bristol was evacuating people from the Red River delta to Saigon when it crashed into the tributary of the Mekong River while approaching Pakse for an emergency landing due to engine problems.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 60)


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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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