Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 16 September 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: XV-NIC
C/n / msn: 20301
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Total:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) NE of Quang-Ngai (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Quang Ngai Airport (XNG), Vietnam
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Narrative:
Shot down by Communist ground fire. One passenger initially survived, but died in hospital.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix - September 16, 1965


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Distance from Quang Ngai Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 528 km (330 miles).

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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