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Last updated: 14 February 2019
Date:Wednesday 25 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Operating for:Cambodian International Airlines
Leased from:Lane Xang Airlines
Registration: XW-PKJ
C/n / msn: 26493
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bannak (   Cambodia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Battambang Airport (BBM/VDBG), Cambodia
Destination airport:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP), Cambodia
Crashed in a forest. Fatality index presumed.
The airplane featured a "CAI" logo on the tail, so the operator may also have been named "Cambodian Airlines International".


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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 Battambang Airport to Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 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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