Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 23 December 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Laos Air Charter
Registration: XW-TDJ
C/n / msn: 13529
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Luang Prabang (   Laos)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Destination airport:Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ/VLLB), Laos
Narrative:
The DC-3 contacted trees and crashed into a hillside. Weather was poor at the time of the accident.

Sources:
» St. Joseph Gazette - Dec 25, 1969


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Distance from Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Luang Prabang Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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