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Last updated: 21 April 2021
Fecha:miércoles 20 febrero 1974
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4)
Operador:Air Vietnam
Registración: XV-NUM
Numéro de série: 7469
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 46
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 52
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hue Airport (HUI) (   Vietnam)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Qui Nhon Airport (UIH/VVQN), Vietnam
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
A hijacker ordered the crew to divert to Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. The pilot told him an intermediate stop at Dong Ha, North Vietnam was necessary. The flight actually landed at Hue, South Vietnam. The hijacker detonated explosives when realizing he was tricked. A hole measuring 2 by 3 meters was blown in the port side of the fuselage and three starboard windows were broken.

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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 Qui Nhon Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 274 km (171 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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