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Last updated: 10 October 2015
Datum:Montag 25 November 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Air America
Kennzeichen: N1386N
Werknummer: 22265
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 25
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) von Savannakhet Airport (ZVK) (   Laos)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Savannakhet Airport (ZVK/VLSK), Laos
Flug nach:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
An engine failed shortly after takeoff and the airplane crashed. A wing separated and burned, and the fuselage came to rest inverted.

» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Savannakhet Airport to Vientiane-Wattay Airport as the crow flies is 281 km (175 miles).

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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