Narrative: The ELINT aircraft operated on a flight from Cam Ranh to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. On landing in below minima weather conditions the aircraft deviated from the glide path and touched the ground 114 metres before the runway threshold, ripping off the right main gear and damaging the right outer wing, propeller no.4 and both hydraulics systems. The crew discontinued the landing and decided to return to Cam Ranh. On landing at Cam Ranh the crew feathered engine no. 1. The aircraft veered to the left, touched down late, veered off the runway, hit obstacles, broke up and caught fire. Classification: Forced landing outside airport
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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 Cam Ranh Airport to Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 307 km (192 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.