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Last updated: 21 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 1 November 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operating for:Air Vietnam
Leased from:China Airlines
Registration: B-1543
C/n / msn: 33021
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Qui-Nhon (   Vietnam)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Destination airport:Quang Ngai Airport (XNG), Vietnam
Narrative:
While on a flight from Saigon to Quang-Ngai, a forced landing was made on a beach. The C-46 sank in sand and flooded at high tide.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

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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 Saigon-Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Quang Ngai Airport as the crow flies is 528 km (330 miles).

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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