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Last updated: 12 May 2021
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Datum:Samstag 20 September 1969
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Air Vietnam
Kennzeichen: XV-NUG
Werknummer: 10860
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 69 / Insassen: 70
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 74 / Insassen: 75
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) NW of Da Nang Airport (DAD) (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Pleiku Airport (PXU/VVPK), Vietnam
Flug nach:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The Air Vietnam DC-4 was approaching Da Nang (DAD) following a flight from Pleiku. At the same time, a US Air Force F-4 Phantom was returning to Da Nang from a strike mission. The Phantom came in above passenger plane and the fighter's left wing touched the right wing of the airliner. Part of the DC-4's wing broke off. The crew lost control and the airplane crashed on a plowed field, killing two persons working on the field.



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Distance from Pleiku Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 226 km (141 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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