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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 30 September 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DST-318A (DC-3)
Operator:Air Vietnam
Registration: B-305
MSN: 3251
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) NW of Da Nang Airport (DAD) (   Vietnam)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Buon Me Thuot (Ban Me Thuot)-Phung-Duc Airport (BMV/VVBM), Vietnam
Destination airport:Hue-Phu Bai Airport (HUI/VVPB), Vietnam
Crashed into a hill in the Hai Van Mountains at 970 m while diverting to Da Nang due to bad weather at Hue.

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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 Buon Me Thuot (Ban Me Thuot)-Phung-Duc Airport to Hue-Phu Bai Airport as the crow flies is 415 km (260 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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