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Last updated: 12 December 2019
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:jueves 19 octubre 2000
Hora:12:12
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II
Operador:Lao Aviation
Registración: RDPL-34130
Numéro de série: 0086
Año de Construcción: 1994
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:12 km (7.5 milles) de Sam Neua (   Laos)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sam Neua Airport (NEU/VLSN), Laos
Número de Vuelo: 703
Descripción:
Lao Aviation flight 703 departed Vientiane at 10:48 (local time) and headed for Sam Neua. At 12:02 the pilot informed the Sam Neua airport control tower of their position and at 12:12 the control tower lost contact with the pilot. It appeared that the plane had crashed in mountainous area in bad weather.

Fuentes:
» Tommy Maurer
» Xinhua


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Distance from Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Sam Neua Airport as the crow flies is 311 km (194 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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