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Date:Saturday 19 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Union
Registration: XW-TDM
MSN: 10078
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) N of Svay Rieng Airport (SVR) (   Cambodia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Svay Rieng Airport (SVR), Cambodia
Destination airport:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP), Cambodia
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed shortly after takeoff.
Authorities said the plane was shot down. They reported .30-caliber machine gun bullet holes in the fuselage of the plane.

Sources:
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - May 19, 1973


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Distance from Svay Rieng Airport to Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport as the crow flies is 113 km (71 miles).

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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