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Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Fecha:martes 25 julio 1972
Hora:10:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Air America
Registración: N5662
Numéro de série: 326
Año de Construcción: 1971
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:NE of Tha Tam Bleung (   Laos)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Descripción:
Twin Otter N5662 was on a resupply flight for troops, carrying a cargo of 2,780 pounds of palletized rations. It was attempting to fly under a low ceiling when it aborted a pass toward the drop zone. During this steep left bank turn, the plane stalled. The left wing tip dug into the ground and the aircraft crashed. Both pilots and one of the two kickers were killed.

Fuentes:
» NTSB
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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