Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 January 1991
Type:Tupolev 134AK-1
Operator:Vietnam Airlines
Registration: VN-A126
C/n / msn: 60435
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat APT (   Vietnam)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Destination airport:Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Narrative:
At 30 feet agl the Tupolev suddenly lost height and landed hard, left main gear first.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Air International
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.03


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the crow flies is 737 km (461 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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