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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Friday 11 April 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Sorya Airlines
Registration: XW-PKT ?
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH) (   Cambodia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP), Cambodia
Destination airport:Kâmpóng Chhnang Airport (KZC/VDKH), Cambodia
The aircraft had taken off from Phnom Penh for a flight to Kompong Chang when it was hit by shrapnel. The aircraft crashed and caught fire during the emergency landing.

» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Apr 11, 1975
» La Nación 12 April 1975, p25A


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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 Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport to Kâmpóng Chhnang Airport as the crow flies is 84 km (53 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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