Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 27 June 1974
Type:Boeing SA.307 Stratoliner B-1
Operator:Cambodia Air Commercial
Registration: XW-TFR
C/n / msn: 1999
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Battambang Airport (BBM) (   Cambodia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Battambang Airport (BBM/VDBG), Cambodia
Destination airport:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP), Cambodia
Narrative:
A forced landing in a rice field had to be made when engines no.1, 2 and 3 failed in succession just 3 minutes after take-off. The right wing struck a tree and separated just before touchdown. The aircraft slid and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Mechanical failure due to faulty maintenance. The heavy loss of lives was attributed to the fire which erupted, probable panic among the passengers, and insufficient training of cabin attendants.

Sources:
» Air Pictorial 2/66 p.57


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Distance from Battambang Airport to Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 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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