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Datum:zaterdag 1 september 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Lao Aviation
Registratie: RDPL-34037
Constructienummer: 2505
Bouwjaar: 1974
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 68
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 74
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Ban Mai (   Thailand)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport (HAN/VVNB), Vietnam
Vliegveld van aankomst:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
The Antonov An-26 departed Hanoi for a flight to Vientiane. On board were 62 girl students and 6 parents returning from the Soviet Union. Near Vientiane the crew became lost in a heavy rainstorm. The plane entered Thai airspace and circled the village of Ban Mai four times before the pilots were forced to land in a corn field due to fuel exhaustion. The exact extent of damage is unknown.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport en Vientiane-Wattay Airport bedraagt 492 km (307 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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