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Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 25 juli 1972
Tijd:10:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air America
Registratie: N5662
Constructienummer: 326
Bouwjaar: 1971
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:NE of Tha Tam Bleung (   Laos)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Vliegveld van aankomst:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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