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Accident description
Last updated: 28 April 2015
Date:Saturday 17 November 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: XV-NIE
C/n / msn: 26355/14910
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NNW of Quang Ngai (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:Quang Ngai Airport (XNG), Vietnam
The airplane went missing on a flight from Saigon to Quang Ngai .



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Distance from Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Quang Ngai Airport as the crow flies is 528 km (330 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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