Narrative:The aircraft encountered thunderstorms and had descended below minimum altitude while over the Outer Marker. The aircraft then struck the ground and disintegrated over a 500m distance.
|Date:||09 SEP 1988|
|Operator:||Hâng Không Viêtnam|
|C/n / msn:|| 60925|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Total airframe hrs:||4068|
|Engines:|| 2 Soloviev D-30|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 73 / Occupants: 84|
|Total:||Fatalities: 76 / Occupants: 90 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||6 km (3.8 mls) N of Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK) (Thailand)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport (HAN/VVNB), Vietnam|
|Destination airport:||Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand|
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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 Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport to Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport as the crow flies is 976 km (610 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.