Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 24 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: XV-NUH
C/n / msn: 10588
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ben Cat (   Vietnam) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed in a marshy area, 23 miles from the destination Saigon.

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Distance from Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 905 km (566 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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