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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 14 April 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: 42919
C/n / msn: 42919
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) NE of Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA) (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Destination airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-4 transport plane, operated by the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) was destroyed when it flew into the side of Wuzhi Mountain near Taipei, Taiwan. All 18 on board were killed. Among the passengers was the RTAF chief and other officials

Sources:
» Thai Aviation History website
» St. Petersburg Times - Apr 15, 1960


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Distance from Taipei-Sung Shan Airport to Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport as the crow flies is 2501 km (1563 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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