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Last updated: 16 November 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 11 April 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Lao Air
Registration: RDPL-34144
C/n / msn: 208B0967
First flight: 2002
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Thulakhôm district (   Laos)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Destination airport:Sam Neua Airport (NEU/VLSN), Laos
Flightnumber: 200
Narrative:
The engine cut while flying at an altitude of 2000 m. An emergency landing was carried out in a rice field roughly 50 km north of Vientiane.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Ch?t máy gi?a không trung, máy bay v?n h? cánh an toàn (Vietnam Plus, 22-4-2009)


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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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