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Non hull-loss
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 5 September 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 727-121C
Fluggesellschaft:Air Vietnam
Kennzeichen: XV-NJC
Werknummer: 19819/516
Baujahr: 1968-01-04 (5 years 8 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 48
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Bangkok (   Thailand)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Flug nach:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
About fifteen minutes after takeoff from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport, while flying at 15000 feet, an explosion occurred in the galley of the airplane. Two passengers and a stewardess were injured.
The Boeing 727 returned safely to Bangkok.

Initially it was thought a bomb had exploded in the galley. A preliminary investigation by Royal Thai Air Force personnel however showed it was a mechanical defect in a galley broiler that caused the explosion.

» The Telegraph - Sep 5, 1973
» Beaver County Times - Sep 10, 1973
» Thai Aviation History website
» Flight International 20-9-1973


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 737 km (461 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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