ASN Aircraft accident Boeing S.307B-1 Stratoliner XW-PGR Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ)
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Date:Saturday 27 February 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic s307 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing S.307B-1 Stratoliner
Operator:Royal Air Lao
Registration: XW-PGR
MSN: 2000
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ) (   Laos)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ/VLLB), Laos
The aircraft had been cleared to land on runway 24. When on short final the pilot saw a cloud of dust covering the forward part of a C-47 of the Royal Laotian Air Force which was standing at the holding point. Being unaware that the C-47 had moved forward he did not go around and the aircraft's left wing struck the C-47.

Runway incursion
Runway mishap

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Boeing S.307

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