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Date:Thursday 16 January 1969
Time:13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air America
Registration: 949
MSN: 20415
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:29 km (18.1 mls) SE of Hue (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Destination airport:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain in the Hai Van Pass in poor weather conditions.

Sources:
» archive.ec47.com
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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Distance from Hue-Phu Bai Airport to Da Nang Airport as the crow flies is 66 km (41 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3936th loss
  • 1561st fatal accident
  • 389th worst accident (at the time)
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