Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 3 September 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: L2-29/02?
C/n / msn: 15597/27042?
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vaong Nong (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ubon Ratchathani-Muang Ubon Airport (UBP/VTUU), Thailand
Narrative:
Crashed after hitting a tree, 2 km short of the airport. The C-47 was returning from a parachute jumping exercise at Lopburi.

Sources:
» Thai Aviation History website


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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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