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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Friday 30 December 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Operator:Airlift International
Registration: N4059K
C/n / msn: 44926/695
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saigon Airport (SGN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
The right main gear and nosegear both collapsed during takeoff for Manila.

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Distance from Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 1603 km (1002 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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