Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 4 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Air Cambodge
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kampot Airport (KMT) (   Cambodia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Kampot Airport (KMT), Cambodia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-3 passenger plane was damaged beyond repair after being struck by a mortar shell. The shell was fired by communist forces. Cambodian military sources reported that the tail of the DC-3 was hit as it was taking off. Three passengers were killed, eight were injured.

Sources:
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - May 5, 1973


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