Accident Antonov An-24B XU-U4A, Monday 25 June 2007
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Date:Monday 25 June 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24B
Owner/operator:PMT Air
Registration: XU-U4A
MSN: 99901908
Year of manufacture:1969
Total airframe hrs:35177 hours
Cycles:25837 flights
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-24-II
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Phnom Damrey -   Cambodia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Siem Reap-Angkor Airport (REP/VDSR)
Destination airport:Sihanoukville (Kompong Som) Airport (KOS/VDSV)
Investigating agency: AAIC Cambodia
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
PMT Air flight 241 departed the Angkor temple town of Siem Reap (REP) at around 10:00. The Antonov 24 carried out a scheduled flight to Sihanoukville (KOS). The airplane flew into the side of Phnom Damrey Mountain at a height of 2700 feet.

The accident was caused by the combination of the following adverse factors:
1- In bad weather conditions, the flight crew was carried out beyond the assigned flight track to a mountainous area without awareness of its exact position and of high terrain.
2- VMC (Visual Meteorological Condition) descent continued under improper weather conditions.
3- Poor management of the company.
Contributing factors:
- No clear information available to Sihanouk Ville Control Tower of the exact position of the aircraft.
- No evidence provided of recent proficiency check or CRM training of the crew.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIC Cambodia
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report


Passenger Plane Crashes in Kampot (AKP, 26-7-2007)


  • 8th worst accident in 2007
  • 48th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 47th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport (PNH/VDPP); 06 January 2007

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