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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 30 April 1997
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator:TransNorthern Aviation
Registration: N9825F
C/n / msn: 208-00228
First flight: 1993
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kâmpóng Chhnang (   Cambodia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP), Cambodia
Destination airport:Kâmpóng Chhnang Airport (KZC/VDKH), Cambodia
The aircraft crashed in mountainous terrain while returning from aerial survey mission for a Japanese oil company.

Probable Cause:

TransNorthern Aviation



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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 Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport to Kâmpóng Chhnang Airport as the crow flies is 84 km (53 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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