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.
|Date:||Friday 4 May 1973|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Kampot Airport (KMT) (Cambodia)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Kampot Airport (KMT), Cambodia|
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - May 5, 1973
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.