ASN Aircraft accident Bristol 170 Freighter 21E F-VNAI Pakse
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Date:Monday 16 August 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
Operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: F-VNAI
MSN: 12809
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 51
Total:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 55
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pakse (   Laos)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hanoi (unknown airport), Vietnam
Destination airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
The Bristol was evacuating people from the Red River delta to Saigon when it crashed into the tributary of the Mekong River while approaching Pakse for an emergency landing due to engine problems.

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 60)


photo of Bristol-170-Freighter-21E-F-VNAI
accident date: 16-08-1954
type: Bristol 170 Freighter 21E
registration: F-VNAI
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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