Narrative:The Yak-40 was carrying a Vietnamese military delegation from Vientiane to Xiang Khoang in Laos, when it crashed into a jungle during a heavy rainstorm.
|Date:||Monday 25 May 1998|
|C/n / msn:|| 9431835|
|First flight:|| 1974|
|Engines:|| 3 Ivchenko AI-25|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Long Tieng, Xiangkhouang (Laos)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos|
|Destination airport:||Phonesavanh Airport (VLPV), Laos|
» Scramble 230
» Flight International 03-09.06.1998 (12)
» Soviet Transports
» South China Morning Post 2 June 1998
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 Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Phonesavanh Airport as the crow flies is 176 km (110 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.