Vliegtuigongeval op 03 SEP 1997 met Tupolev Tu-134B-3 VN-A120 - Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Datum:woensdag 3 september 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134B-3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Vietnam Airlines
Registratie: VN-A120
Constructienummer: 66360
Bouwjaar: 1984
Aantal vlieguren:11723
Aantal vluchten:8209
Motoren: 2 Soloviev D-30-III
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 59 / inzittenden: 60
Totaal:slachtoffers: 65 / inzittenden: 66
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH) (   Cambodja)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN/VVTS), Vietnam
Vliegveld van aankomst:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP), Cambodja
Vietnam Airlines flight VN815, a Tupolev 134, impacted terrain short of the runway while attempting to land at Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport, Cambodia in inclement weather conditions. A one-year old baby boy survived the accident.
Minutes before the crash, a slight drizzle had turned into a heavy downpour. Yet, the captain failed to act upon warnings from the flight engineer and first officer that the plane was flying too low. Instead he ordered the crew to look for the runway.
"Don't see, don't see, captain! Turn back," the first officer responded. The aircraft then struck the palm tree. The captain then initiated an attempt to abort the approach. This failed as the aircraft struck several palm trees, damaging the left wing. The aircraft crashed into rice fields about 300 m short of the runway.

» Flight International 3-9 June 1998 (p.12)
» ICAO Adrep


photo of Tupolev-Tu-134B-3-VN-A120
accident date: 03-09-1997
type: Tupolev Tu-134B-3
registration: VN-A120

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat International Airport en Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport bedraagt 212 km (133 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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