Narrative:As the plane was lifting off from the Sam Neua runway, at a height of about two meters, a gust of wind pulled it back causing the plane to crashland on the runway. Only one passenger was injured, but the plane was damaged beyond repair. The engines were sent to Singapore for refurbishing; the fuselage was cut up and bundled and will be sent to Vietnam for sale as scrap metal.
|Date:||Thursday 14 February 2002|
|Type:||Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II|
|C/n / msn:|| 0043|
|First flight:|| 1990|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Sam Neua Airport (NEU) ( Laos)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Sam Neua Airport (NEU/VLSN), Laos|
|Destination airport:||Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos|
» Stan Sesser, Asian Wall Street Journal
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 Sam Neua Airport to Vientiane-Wattay Airport as the crow flies is 311 km (194 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.