Accident description
Last updated: 24 September 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 13 December 1993
Type:Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II
Operator:Lao Aviation
Registration: RDPL-34117
C/n / msn: 0042
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Phonesavanh (   Laos) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Phonesavanh Airport (VLPV), Laos
Narrative:
Clipped trees in fog and crashed. The aircraft immediately caught fire.

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 20.12.1993 (p. 5)
» Scramble 182
» Scramble 176


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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.
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