Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 2 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Cambodia Air Commercial
Registration: XW-TDA
C/n / msn: 13729
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kampot Airport (KMT) (   Cambodia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kampot Airport (KMT), Cambodia
Narrative:
The airplane was struck by enemy mortar shells fired at the airport. The plane was reportedly on the ground and passengers were embarking.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» Herald-Journal - Oct 3, 1972


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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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