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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 4 Dezember 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Betrieben durch:Air Laos
Gemietet von :Aigle Azur
Kennzeichen: F-BEIA
Werknummer: 19211
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 28 / Insassen: 28
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) N of Luang Prabang (   Laos)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ/VLLB), Laos
Flug nach:Luang Namtha Airport (LXG/VLLN), Laos
The DC-3 crashed on the company's first commercial flight Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Namtha - Muong-Sing. The aircraft had been leased from Aigle Azur.

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 62)
» Morning Bulletin, Tuesday 7 December 1954


photo of Douglas-C-47A-F-BEIA
accident date: 04-12-1954
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: F-BEIA

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 Luang Prabang Airport to Luang Namtha Airport as the crow flies is 142 km (89 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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