Accident description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 16 January 1969
Time:13:45
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 America
Registration: 949
C/n / msn: 20415
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:29 km (18.1 mls) SE of Hue (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain in the Hai Van Pass in poor weather conditions.

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


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Distance from Hue-Phu Bai Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 66 km (41 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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