Accident description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 30 March 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3Z6
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: 33-333
C/n / msn: 24480/1773
First flight: 1989-08-28 (3 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Muang Khon Kaen (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Destination airport:Khon Kaen Airport (KKC/VTUK), Thailand
Narrative:
The Air Force Boeing 737 had been inspected by Thai Airways for a reported pitch-trim fault. During the post-maintenance ferry flight the crew reported engine problems. Apparently the aircraft rolled and dived before it crashed near Muang Khon Kaen.

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 19.4.1993 (p. 6)
» Flight International 7-13 April 1993 (p.6)
» Scramble 167


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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 Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Khon Kaen Airport as the crow flies is 366 km (229 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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