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Date:Saturday 13 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Operator:Aigle Azur Maroc
Registration: F-DAAR
MSN: 2943
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dien Bien Phu-Gialam Airport (DIN) (   Vietnam)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Destroyed on ground by mortars.
March 13, 1954 was the day Battle of Dien Bien Phu started. This was a confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 59)


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