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Last updated: 22 May 2019
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Date:Thursday 2 August 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 349667/FRBFL
C/n / msn: 26928/15483
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Saigon-Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into airport building moments after take-off. The aircraft had just dropped off passengers and freight.
At least seven persons on ground were injured, with media reports about possible fatalities on the ground as well.

Sources:
» ABC (Madrid) 3 August 1951, p13
» Singapore Standard 3 August 1951, p1


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