Accident description
Last updated: 15 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 April 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47A
Operator:Air America
Registration: 084
C/n / msn: 13900/25345
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:U-Tapao Airport (UTP) (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU), Thailand
Narrative:
The Dakota escaped from Saigon on 29 April 75 when the city was taken by the Viet Cong. The plane crash-landed at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Base.

Sources:
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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Distance from Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to U-Tapao Airport as the crow flies is 645 km (403 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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